Category asia

Celebrating Tihar in Nepal

Tihar is an amazing time to visit Nepal… in Kathmandu there are lights on the houses, colorful “rangali” designs made of powder in front of every building, gardlands of marigolds and other flowers adorning everything, and lots of pretty ceremony on each day of the festival. Also, the children singing “Deusi” and dancing in the […]

Side trip to Nagarkot

If you’ve been in Kathmandu for a bit and are dying to get out of the city, but don’t have time for a trek or longer excursion, take a few days in Nagarkot! This was a great experience for both myself and my preschooler. We stayed in Club Himalaya, the high end hotel in this […]

Take the long layover in Hong Kong!

If you’re going to Nepal from North America, there’s a good chance you will have at least one long layover somewhere in the Middle East or Asia. I’ve heard that Singapore is the best airport for a long layover, but I want to share our amazing experience in Hong Kong International airport. We spent a […]

daily life in Nepal

What makes living in Nepal so different from our life in the USA? So, so much! Waking up We started our day with the crowing of neighborhood roosters. This is how we ended the day before, and also how we spent the night, since the roosters never stop crowing. Also, the sounds of bells ringing […]

willing to pay more for a good layover with children

Well, I did it! I purchased my daughter’s first ever airline tickets to Asia! I’m so excited to take her to a place I love so much: Nepal. It’s been seven years since I’ve been there, and I’m more than ready. My family and friends there will take good care of us, of that I […]

falling into infantuation with Korea

…and by Korea, I kind of mean North Korea. It all started (as many things in my life do) with “The Story” on NPR. The program this night was an interview with the author of “Nothing to Envy”, which offers a glimpse of every day life in North Korea based on the testimony of six […]

ziplining in Nepal

Why have I never heard of this?¬†Thanks to a fabulous blogger, backpacker Becki, I’m learning about some great adventure activities in my favorite country. I’d love to do the rafting, too!