Day 4: Sunrise on Las Torres!

The night sky was full of stars and I don’t recall seeing the moon. We both wore our headlamps which seemed to send a beam of light straight into heaven when we look up. It was super cool. Our trail quickly led us into a thick patch of woods, and it was pitch black around us except for…

Day 3: A long day from italiano to Chileno

Day 3 was our longest trekking day on this trip. We planned to hike 22 km carrying our big packs from camp Italiano to camp Chileno over 7 hours. We had the option to…

Part 5: Varanasi

Varanasi is easily among the top three most incredible places I’ve been to in my years of travel. I have never heard or seen another place like it. And there may not be another place like it on earth.

India – Part 3: Fatehpur & Jaipur

Fatehpur is a small town outside of Agra. It’s known for a grand mosque in the center of the town. In the middle of the square of this mosque is the Salim Chishti Tomb, a beautiful marble edifice. Jaipur is larger city with a beautiful lake as the city center. Castles and defensive walls were raised on top of the mountains surrounding the lake and the city.

India – Part 2: Ajmer & Pushkar

Moving on from Taj Mahal, my travel buddy and I found ourselves in Ajmer where a popular Sufi shrine is located and Pushkar which is known for its public bathing ghats.

Kathmandu – Part 2/2

Since we had limited time in this sprawling city, we decided the best way to learn its stories was to take a guided tour. It was definitely the right decision. We toured around the city with a local university economics professor all day.

Food in Kathmandu

When Tricia and I travel anywhere, the first thing we look for is good food. We don’t look for fancy restaurants. It’s just not our thing. We look for food with big flavors and large portions. I love sampling local food of various cultures. So when we realized that we have two and half days in Kathmandu on our trip to Nepal, we did our research.

How to Plan a Trip to Morocco

I have always had my fascination for the great Sahara Desert. I think the image of a veiled female silhouette walking on top of an enormous orange sand dune of Sahara is somehow associated with a thread of romance in my mind…