On loneliness

I’m laying in bed, recovering from a pretty rough case of food poisoning (FYI — Thai tea, fried eggs and avocado are much more enjoyable on the way down than the way up), and I’m thinking about loneliness. It’s a topic and feeling I’ve thought about and experienced a number of times on this trip, and in my current sad and miserable state, it’s top of mind.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek was a joy to my heart and soul, but still a challenge for my body (SO MANY STAIRS!). Though the views weren’t as varied, raw, wild or epic as what I saw on the Everest Base Camp trek, they were peaceful and beautiful in a different way. Poon Hill offered…

Five weeks in Australia

This is part of a series of posts about my trip to Australia from December 18, 2015 – January 23, 2016. Australia is a both a continent and a country — the sixth largest country in the world, in fact. From the harsh and unforgiving desert landscape that is the country’s heart, The Outback, to the…

Melbourne or Sydney?

This is part of a series of posts about my trip to Australia from December 18, 2015 – January 23, 2016. It was fascinating to read Bill Bryson’s In a Sunburned Country while travelling across Australia, though I must admit, I only managed to get a few chapters in during the trip. I finished most of…