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Gold At The End Of A 30-Hour Rainbow

January 30, 2013

Gold

I left Lumbini, Nepal at 6:30am with one goal in mind, GET TO DELHI! Like everything in South Asia, however, it wasn’t as easy as it would seem. I joined a couple heading to the border town in a private taxi. It was way more expensive than public transport, but it was there and convenient. […]

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Buddha’s Beautiful Birthplace

January 28, 2013

Meditating Under A Tree

Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal in the year 563 B.C. He gave up his princely life to achieve more, ultimately attaining enlightenment. He then taught others how to achieve nirvana. Naturally, he is a revered figure for Buddhists around the world and though I didn’t feel any hallowed connection to the this place, it […]

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Photo Friday – World Peace Flame And Pagoda – Lumbini, Nepal

January 25, 2013

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A Pilgrimage To Buddha’s Birthplace, Helped Along The Way By Three Guardian Angels

January 23, 2013

Still Very Full After 20-30 People Got Off

I left Pokhara, Nepal bound for Lumbini, Nepal – the site of Buddha’s birthplace. It’s a site that has attracted pilgrims from Asia and all over the world for millenia. How easy it is for me to visit by hopping on a bus and weaving through the mountains to get there in today’s world…. Or […]

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Visiting A Tibetan Refugee Camp

January 21, 2013

With My Favorite Tibetan Souvenir Seller

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Before coming to Nepal, I had really hoped I could visit Tibet. It’s located right next to Nepal and despite the mountains, it’s possible to travel there. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. You need permits from the Chinese government and they forbid you from independent travel there […]

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Photo Friday – Elegant Elephant Transportation – Jaipur, India

January 18, 2013

Elephant Mountain - Taken 5-Dec-2012 - Jaipur, India

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How The Happy Nomad Tour Rolls – Saying Goodbye

January 16, 2013

Saying Goodbye..

Many people have asked me how I could just leave my job and seemingly travel perpetually. How can I afford it? How do you find places to stay for free all the time? How do you find places to volunteer? All questions I’ve received by email, and now I’m sharing the secrets in a series […]

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100 Images Of Kathmandu’s Beauty

January 14, 2013

Swayambhunath Temple (6)

After a difficult start in South Asia, Kathmandu’s beauty revealed itself slowly, like peeling away the layers of an onion. Below are images from the city of Kathmandu, its temples (Boudha, Swayambhunath, and Pashupatinath), its Durbar Squares (Kathmandu and Patan), and its people. I think you’ll agree. Even without the Himalayas, this place is beautiful.

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Photo Friday – Suburban Safari – Raleigh, NC, USA

January 11, 2013

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The Happy Nomad Tour’s Access To Bandwidth

January 9, 2013

wifi

I discovered that the website http://www.speedtest.net saves the tests you run. It’s an interesting insight in many respects. Bandwidth, and high-speed internet access in general, is a luxury despite how crucial you may think it is in your life. In Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, during dry season they are without electricity 6-8 hours per […]

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Photo Friday – Consumption Nation – Landfill, Raleigh, North Carolina

January 4, 2013

Consumption Nation - Taken 2-Jan-2013 - Landfill, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Miraculously Obtaining An Indian Visa!

January 3, 2013

My India Visa

The Indian visa has been one of my greatest causes of stress on a trip otherwise largely free of stress. Why? Well, I have big plans for India. I want to study yoga, perhaps learn Hindi, visit some amazing friends, and walk in the footsteps of Gandhi. If I didn’t get the visa, from Nepal […]

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Happy New Year 2013!

January 1, 2013

2013

Though you’ve probably been wished a happy new year by too many people already, allow me to pile on and wish you a truly fantastic 2013! This year will be exciting and there will probably be lots of changes in The Happy Nomad Tour (maybe its end if I can’t find a way to earn […]

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My Nepali Tandoori Roti Brothers Putting A Smile On My Face

December 31, 2012

Me With My Tandoori Roti Brother

One of the things I was excited about in coming to South Asia was the magical clay oven known as a tandoor. They come in various shapes and sizes, both above ground and built into the ground, but the taste is unmistakable. My favorite item cooked in a tandoor is a bread called tandoori roti, […]

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How The Happy Nomad Tour Rolls – The Nomadic Lifestyle

December 29, 2012

My "Office"

Many people have asked me how I could just leave my job and seemingly travel perpetually. How can I afford it? How do you find places to stay for free all the time? How do you find places to volunteer? All questions I’ve received by email, and now I’m sharing the secrets in a series […]

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Photo Friday – The Apple Of My Eye – Raleigh, NC, USA

December 28, 2012

The Apple Of My Eye - Taken 25-Dec-2012 - Raleigh, NC, USA

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Getting Slapped In The Face By South Asia

December 27, 2012

Walking Down The Street

Raw. it’s the only word I can think of to describe this part of the world. This is humanity at its rawest. Within a minute you can see some of the most beautiful aspects of humanity as well as the worst, phenomenal wealth and phenomenal poverty, amazing smells and horrid smells, and everything in between. […]

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