Month: January 2020

Our last day in Kathmandu

Our last day in Kathmandu and we caved.  For the record, Carmela was the only one who tried to stop me.  “We have come this far, what’s one more day?  We came here to rough it Mom!” But no, I just really needed a… Continue Reading “Our last day in Kathmandu”

Sunrise over the Himalayas and The Garden of Dreams

We left at 5am this morning and took a taxi to see the sunrise outside of Kathmandu at a place called Nagarkot.  The taxi ride ranked up there as one of the top 5 scariest in my lifetime.  Climbing up a one-lane pothole laden… Continue Reading “Sunrise over the Himalayas and The Garden of Dreams”

A Lot of Walking and a Rickshaw

I find it truly fascinating that after an hour in any mall I am a complete mess.  Walk for six hours through one of the most polluted, traffic-laden, loud, and overstimulating cities in the world and I am just fine.  Go figure! Perhaps it… Continue Reading “A Lot of Walking and a Rickshaw”

The Swayambhunath Stupa

As a general rule, Party Marty is quite the culinary adventurist when we travel.  That being said, I frequently question his food choices.  When he veered off of the beaten path on Thursday for some local snacks, I probably should have intervened.  Or perhaps… Continue Reading “The Swayambhunath Stupa”

Kathmandu – Day 1 – Thamel to Durbar Square

It always amazes me how one day of travel by plane can transport you to a completely different world.  We left Singapore Changi Airport at eight in the morning and after six hours of travel, including a very brief layover in Bangkok where we… Continue Reading “Kathmandu – Day 1 – Thamel to Durbar Square”

17 Hours in Singapore

Before we moved to Malaysia, we were all quite excited about the prospect of visiting Singapore on a regular basis. After all, it is a mere 15-minute drive away.  It’s so close we can even see it from just about anywhere in our part… Continue Reading “17 Hours in Singapore”