Continuation of last week’s post! Here are 10 more lessons I’ve learned from traveling to 20 countries!
Three years ago to the day, I almost died.
As strange as it may sound, I tend to forget about this event until the Super Bowl rolls around. For those of you who haven’t almost died, it probably seems like the sort of experience which would dominate your life.
When I got out of the hospital though, I just wanted to move on as quickly as possible.
Ghorepani was more of a true village than Ulleri had been. There was a general store, which sold touristy things like postcards alongside more useful necessities, like food and hygiene products. There was more than one main path through the village, and buildings which had no clear purpose. The settlement sprawled out for a fair distance on the hillside.
We walked straight through to our guesthouse, the Hotel Snowland. Hotel Snowland was perched pretty high on the hill, affording a great view of some of the far-off peaks. Another benefit of traveling with a guide—they knew which teahouses had the bets views. If I’d been trekking independently, I undoubtedly would have chosen to stay in one of the lodges in town, which had no view of the peaks.
Had to share… safe travels Bao Bao!
On February 21st 2017 FedEx Boeing 777-200LRF arrived at Dulles Airport to pick up Panda Bao Bao for a return flight to Chengdu in China. Bao Bao departed Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. at 11am, and continued the journey to Chengdu at 1:50pm. Total flight time was 13 hours and 30 minutes. From the […]
Anker promised us a leisurely day of trekking—a welcome respite after the never-ending stairs on day 1.
Several other trekking parties set off ahead of us; we lingered and enjoyed the early morning sun for a while. If we left too early, we would have nothing to do in the afternoon, Anker said.
I was able to get some service on my NCell SIM card outside the lodge, so I exchanged a few messages with Holly. She asked what it was like, and how far we’d walked. I told her considerably less than I’ve told you.