Langtang National Park is Open for Trekking

In April of 2015, Nepal made headlines when it was struck with a devastating earthquake. Nearly ten-thousand people were killed in the quake and the chaotic aftermath. Whole villages and regions were destroyed, and the Nepali people were left to the mercy of a disorganized corrupt government. Langtang National Park, in particular Langtang village, in…

EBC Trekking Nepal: The Bad and The Ugly

Initially I found a partner using http://www.trekkingpartners.com. When I arrived in August I posted that I was looking for a partner for the Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake trek. A few weeks later I received a message from “Nicky” a Swedish girl my same age who wanted to do the same trek, she had a…

Nǎlǐ shì wǒ de jiā? The Double Life of an Ex-Pat(ish)

I was nervous to return home after being away for two years (not including two actual trips I made that combined were less than one weeks time) I was returning as a visitor, and subconsciously was not ready to face the prospect that I would potentially be a spectator in my own home. An outsider,…