All posts tagged: Travel

GOSAIKUNDA

Escaped into the hills in November of 2020. Walking from Boudha into Helambu and eventually over Laurebina Pass to arrive in Gosaikunda. It was freezing. Overcast with a blustery winds at the lake. Walking down from the pass into Gosaikunda was a layered landscape festival […]

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A PHOTO ESSAY OF NEPAL

How to fit a collection of images from 2012 to the present in one post?  Well, it’s not the most skillful idea but I couldn’t resist and if you don’t mind scrolling then this may be for you. If not, narrative focused edits are on […]

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PHOTO ESSAY OF KO YAO NOI

Ko Yao Noi is a Thai island in the Andaman Sea, halfway between Phuket and Krabi. Sandy shores, mangroves, rubber plantations and fishing villages are the happs. It’s a low key spot to take some time on the beach and scoot around the island. I […]

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THUPTEN CHÖLING MONASTERY

Thupten Choling is the retreat community and monastery established by Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche in the 1960s in the Solu Khumbu district of northeastern Nepal. At the moment there are around 350 nuns practicing and pretty much running the monastery. As usual I’m drawn to the […]

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THE HIDDEN LAND OF YOLMO

There’s a beautiful place in the hills of Helambu, Nepal called Melamchighyang, a valley also known as Yolmo. Trekkers pass through this valley going to or coming from Langtang and unbeknownst to many this hidden land is a sacred pilgrimage spot for Tibetan Buddhists. These […]

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PASHUPATI TEMPLE

Pashupati, a sacred Hindu complex on the Bagmati river in Kathmandu. This holy complex of temples is used as a cremation grounds and for Hindu festivals. In the late afternoons/evening you can watch a cremation ceremony from beginning to end.  There are two sections where […]

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PATAN

A motorbike ride away from Boudha is Patan. Its original Sanskrit name of Lalitpur (City of Beauty) is a city full of temples, statues and palaces and home to one of the three Durbar Squares. As a traditional center of handicrafts it is the numero […]

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HOME

Made it home to Wisconsin this past winter. Took a couple photos to give a feel for the cold and of course what you do when it’s cold. Put wood in the wood stove and make cookies.

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Yolmo in Hyolmo, Helambu Nepal

A week long pilgrimage into the budding spring forest of rhododendrons and sacred caves. Yolmo is a magical place indeed especially when you get caught in a blizzard. We started in melamchi gang where we spent three nights with a Tibetan family sitting in the […]

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