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On Not Being Clairvoyant

by Kim June 13, 2013

The warning signs started a week before our flight and continued to appear as the date of our departure drew near.

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Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in pictures

by Kim June 9, 2013

A photo essay of our three week trek on the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal.

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Look Up

by Kim June 5, 2013

With none of my usual distractions (email, Facebook), I find myself more inspired and aware than I have ever felt before. But even in the midst of all this beauty it has taken me some time to learn a simple lesson: look up.

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Sit still and let happiness find you

by Kim June 2, 2013

A few months earlier, I had a conversation with another traveler about happiness. “Sometimes I feel that happiness is a moving target,” I’d told her, “I’m always seeking it. Even when I hit it, it moves, and I have to hunt it down again.” “Perhaps you should sit still and let happiness find you?” she’d offered.

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In search of the 100 rupee monk

by Kim May 29, 2013

On day seven of our Annapurna Circuit trek we rest in Manang, a Buddhist town in the mountains, on a quest to be blessed by the 100 rupee monk.

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About the light

by Kim May 25, 2013

We have been four days on the Annapurna Circuit already. We have walked through the humid valley of the Marsyangdi Nadi River, past banana trees and the flush of tropical flowers. Then, upward. Climbing into the Manang valley, tromping like pilgrims towards the largest mountains in the world.

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A break for the mountains

by Kim May 4, 2013

Brian and I are headed to the mountains again, this time for up to a month as we slowly navigate the Annapurna Circuit. We’ve got plans to explore lakes, mountains, temples and tiny villages as well as spend long, lazy afternoons at the tea houses in our pajamas reading books we’ve picked up about the region.

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A Trek to Annapurna Base Camp in Photos

by Kim May 2, 2013

To reach Annapurna Base Camp it’s a difficult but beautiful 8-day walk high into the Himalayan mountains. Annapurna 1, near base camp, is the tenth highest peak in the world.

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A Body in the River

by Kim April 19, 2013

There is a dead body in the river. It is a woman. I know because she is naked, face-up between two giant boulders near the riverbank.

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Death by tiger (it could have happened). Chitwan National Park.

by Kim April 13, 2013

A walking safari through tiger territory in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park.

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Kathmandu in pictures

by Kim April 7, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal in 25 pictures.

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And we’re off

by Kim March 31, 2013

After three months in India we want fresh air, cool weather and mountains. We’re headed to Nepal to hike the Annapura Circuit.

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