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Adventures in Nepal – An Epic Day at The Last Resort

When I landed in Nepal, I was prepared for adventure. I looked forward to spending days trekking in the mountains, sipping tea in small villages, and wandering through the untouched landscape that envelopes the country. What I didn’t expect was an adrenaline pumping adventure at the Last Resort. As the name implies, the Last Resort …

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Experiencing an Onsen | the Rules of a Japanese Bath House

Let’s talk about proper Japanese Bath House Etiquette. Now, I am not a luxurious traveler. Loud hostel dorm rooms, red eye flights, and uncomfortable day long bus rides are all part of my weekly routine. One luxury I do allow myself is breathing in the steamy air and soaking in the scorching water of a …

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Conquering the Tongariro – A Flu-ridden Day Through Mordor.

The brakes on the bus screeched as it came to a sudden halt. “Please, don’t spill” I whispered as I juggled the coffee cup in my hands. I was determined to save every precious ounce. The bus doors flung open and sleep deprived, zombiesque people walked down the stairs and into the cool breeze blowing through …

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Sak Yant - Bamboo Tattoo

Guarded by a Sak Yant – A Buddha Tattoo from a Monk

What you need to know What you need to know What you need to know “Pain?” the monk asked as the bamboo needle repeatedly pierced my flesh and my Sak Yant begun to take shape. “No…. No, keep going, I am strong” I replied, knowing the only word of English he would understand was strong. “Yes…. Now …

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