Nepal – Venerable Cities and Towering Mountains

Nepal – Venerable Cities and Towering Mountains

Overview The number one thing most people associate with Nepal is Mount Everest and other massive mountains. In fact, eight of the highest mountains in the world are partially in Nepal. Nepalese are also known as incredibly tough people, including the amazing Sherpas who routinely brave incredibly perilous, frigid-cold, low-oxygen peaks and the legendary Gurkhas who are a fearsome, disciplined, loyal component of the British army. The country is proud of its non-colonial independence, achieved even though it's sandwiched between the large nations of present-day China and India. It is multi-ethnic (well over…continue reading →
Northern India – Traditional Countryside and Overwhelming Cities

Northern India – Traditional Countryside and Overwhelming Cities

  Overview India is incredibly interesting with a Babel of tongues, every color-shade and style of clothing, melodramatic Bollywood entertainment, a wide range of climatic and geographical regions and a panoply of religious practices. The country is the cradle of eastern philosophy with millennia of history and unique architecture. But it's not for the faint of heart. It's altogether bewildering to most first-time visitors who must cope with many kinds of pollution, aggressive beggars, and vendors, extremely crowded urban centers, and a sizable majority that do not speak English fluently, despite it being…continue reading →