Nepal, Trip Prep and Planning

The Beginnings of a Nepal Trekking Plan

11 Comments 22 November 2009

Tiger Balm Tales – Vol. 1 Why? Such a simple question, yet it resonated in my head many, many times on my most recent trip to Nepal. Why was I going back to Nepal? Why did I ask my dad to come with me? Why did he decide to actually come with me? At this [...]

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Nepal, Trip Prep and Planning

Preparing the Parents

18 Comments 29 November 2009

Tiger Balm Tales – vol. 2 What’s that – you missed vol. 1 of Tiger Balm Tales?  Go back and read it now! Tiger Balm Tales Vol. 1 “Dad, you NEED to get a hepatitis shot.” “Do I really? I’m strong, I should be ok.” “Dad, your strength has nothing to do with it – [...]

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Nepal, Trip Prep and Planning

Annapurna Itinerary

10 Comments 04 December 2009

Tiger Balm Tales – vol. 3 Start from the beginning! Tiger Balm Tales – vol. 1, vol. 2 We saw the first glimpse of them from the plane window – the rigid, snowy Himalayan peaks. They were practically at eye level with our cruising altitude; you could reach out and touch them as if they [...]

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Travel Back in Time

8 Comments 09 December 2009

Tiger Balm Tales Vol. 4 Travel Back in Time Itinerary:  Kathmandu to Puma Photos: View Puma Snapshots We said goodbye to the bustling city of Kathmandu and hopped in our time machine which took us back in time about 50 yrs. A time and place where electricity and plumbing were not guaranteed, where harvesting was [...]

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Breathe Through Your Mouth

14 Comments 21 December 2009

If blogs were scratch and sniff…you’d really be in trouble with this post. I found myself chanting the mantra, “Breathe through your mouth, not through your nose.” - while completely naked. Oh, sorry, I got ahead of myself; let me go back to the beginning.

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Nepal, Videos

Road Work Ahead

17 Comments 28 December 2009

Tiger Balm Tales Vol. 6 Day 2 & 3 Bahundanda to Dharapani What is it about growing older that changes us?  Not only do our feet get bigger, but we tend to also develop more irrational fears.  I’ve been aware of it for some time now; my growing fear of heights.   As each year goes [...]

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Changing Rhythms on the Annapurna Circuit

12 Comments 12 January 2010

Tiger Balm Tales Vol. 7 Day 4-5-6 A routine is formed. Get up at 6:30AM. Pack up everything by 7:00AM. Eat breakfast. Begin to hike from 7:30AM to 4 or 5 PM. Unpack and change out of sweaty clothes. Choose dinner from the same menu as the night before (even though it’s a different tea [...]

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On the 7th day, we rested – Annapurna Circuit

15 Comments 18 January 2010

Tiger Balm Tales – Vol. 8 And on the 7th day, we rested. I woke up in Manang; I didn’t have to roll up my sleeping bag, repack my backpack, tend to my blisters, or put on my dingy hiking clothes. No, this morning we rested. I lay in my bed listening to the heavy [...]

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I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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