My time in Nepal
I SPENT ALMOST SIX MONTHS in Nepal last year and achieved a lifelong dream of going to Everest Base Camp and sleeping in a tent on the Khumbu Glacier.
Kathmandu has its own special charm and is equal parts chaotic, dusty, and loud. If at first, I felt overwhelmed, I soon came to embrace the cultural differences. As a solo traveler, I was able to better immerse myself in the culture and everyday life of Kathmandu, getting to know people and becoming friends.
The presences of women everywhere in Nepal
With so many great discussions on politics, religion, and everyday life, I noticed a trend both in the city and in rural areas: women working in every field imaginable. Women are such an integral part of the society in Nepal, particularly because so many men leave to find work elsewhere. I loved walking around with my camera in hand, chatting (often with gestures only), and snapping pictures of the various women I met. Here are just some of them.