The trek tests you. Emotionally. Mentally. Physically. You get strong. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. As the days go by you start believing in yourself and your ability to achieve this goal. You become your best cheerleader and motivational speaker, mentally singing to yourself “Go Kimi! Go Kimi!” Walking is meditative. If you have any unresolved emotional sh*t (like … Read more
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Kathmandu is truly a foodie’s city. Thanks to the influx of tourism in the last few decades (first came the hippies and then the adrenaline junkies), the city offers everything from true Neapolitan pizzas to authentic Tibetan momos. Being obsessed with good food myself, I did plenty of research for the must-eats in the capital city. … Read more
The descent into the capital city of Nepal is almost magical. As the plane approaches Kathmandu, you see the world’s highest mountains peeking through the pillowy clouds. As the plane cuts through the clouds and makes its final approach, you see the large expanse of the city. Low-rise buildings in every color imaginable, situated in a … Read more
The trip to Everest Base Camp was not the trip I initially wanted to take. In fact, I wanted to go to the warm beaches of South East Asia but I ended up in the cold mountains of the Himalayas. It just happened. Once I came across it online, I was drawn to the trek … Read more
Here are a couple of my favorite Nepali terms that I picked up along the EBC trek. Bistarey-Bistarey ~ go slowly, slowly Zum Zum ~ hurry hurry! (It can be quite confusing to get both these “suggestions” from your guide in the same hour) Nepali Flat ~ watch out! Nepali flat means lots of ups and downs. Expect … Read more
There is no bigger bummer than getting sick during a long-awaited vacation. Whether you are dealing with digestive upsets or a sore throat, pack my natural travel kit in your suitcase and you can travel worry-free! The longer I have been exposed to the world of herbs and other holistic remedies the more convinced I … Read more
The holidays are the busiest travel time of the year. Folks from around the world get on a plane to visit their families. If they are not the ones doing the flying, they will likely be the ones nursing the jet lags of visiting family members. For years I have taken the annual trip to … Read more