Tag: Nepal

From a Village in the Middle of Taiwan, A Young Woman Awaits Winter's Golden Rapeseed Fields

From a Village in the Middle of Taiwan, A Young Woman Awaits Winter's Golden Rapeseed Fields
How I Met Hui-Lin  There are places that serve you what is on the menu. Others, that serve so much more. When you find that place you feel more than welcomed. You feel you belong. My place is a small coffee and tea shop in Batavia called Limestone. It is run by Mo and Dennis,... Read more »

A Valentine's Day Love Story: Two Peace Corps Workers Find Love in Each Other and the World

A Valentine's Day Love Story: Two Peace Corps Workers Find Love in Each Other and the World
It was cold this week. Really cold. My office was nice and warm. So I thought about skipping my monthly writers group. I’m so glad I didn’t. If I hadn’t gone, I wouldn’t have talked to Cathy, a gentle, caring woman who has lived many places in the world. Over lunch, we talked about two of... Read more »

Nepal: Its Dazzling Extremes, Resilience, and History of Tolerance

Nepal: Its Dazzling Extremes, Resilience, and History of Tolerance
Nestled between China and India, cradled by a wide swath of the Himalayas, lies landlocked Nepal, a country of stunning extremes. Eight of the world’s tallest mountains lie within its borders, the most famous peak being Mt. Everest. Nepal is also home to the world’s deepest gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge), its highest valley (Arun Valley), and... Read more »
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An Unexpected Nepalese and American Reunion

An Unexpected Nepalese and American Reunion
One of the first questions I’m asked is how I find people to interview for this blog. The short answer is, everywhere. The longer answer is more interesting. I meet my contacts through friends, friends of friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and shop keepers. Through past contacts. At dinner parties, on vacation, and over drinks at my... Read more »