Waaaaaay back in the day, around the 14th century, there was a spiritual leader named Drupka Kunley. He was known as the “Divine Madman,” as his teachings of Buddhism were a little…unorthodox. He found the “middle path” of Buddhism too restrictive, so he decided to DIY his own brand. His hobbies included banishing demons, drinking, andContinue reading
About two weeks before we left for Nepal, I ordered a wide-angle camera lens from a website so I could fully capture everything going on around me and the absolute hugeness of the Himalayas. I ordered it to arrive on the 13th, the day before we were set to leave. Well…turns out the 13th is aContinue reading
Welcome to Friday Faves, a new addition to the blarg. This is where you’ll find my favorite things I found this week, gathered together in one big bunch like a crowd of people who all of a sudden find they have cats in common at a party. This week’s favorites have one central theme: gifts. I’mContinue reading
If you wanted a little behind-the-scenes action of my summer roadtrip, look no further! Along with making the world’s best s’mores and hiking my days away, I was taking video basically the entire time. I’m almost done producing the full-length, 3 minute version, but until then, here’s a sneak preview: : ) enjoy!
There’s something you should know about me: I am absolutely terrified of spiders. All spiders. Even tiny ones. And not in a cute “hehe so scary kill it for me please” way, either. In like a “HOLY GOD THERE’S AN ARACHNID WITHIN FIFTY FEET OF ME SOMEONE GET A FLAMETHROWER” kind of way.
Arriving in Kathmandu and the receiving culture shock was like being plunked into a glass full of squirming octopi and having no idea what’s going on while your entire body is being examined by tentacles.
In case you haven’t heard:
The morning after we arrived in Nepal, I woke up and spent a good two seconds wondering where the heck I was–then it hit me.
I realized, in the typical extremist pattern that my life seems to follow, that I love new beginnings and I love endings.
I think the best way to describe arriving in Nepal was that I drastically overestimated my experience with international travel.