Annapurna Circuit (Part 2), Nepal πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅

Barefoot stragglers limping up cobble stone alleys, small movie theathers showing replays of Everest, 13 years in Tibet, and my personal favorite, Into The Wild, all accompanied by the smell of freshly baked goods from bakeries on every street corner. I am not describing downtown  Portland, Oregon, rather Manang; a mountain town at 4,000 meters…

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Annapurna Circuit (Part 1) Nepal πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅

3.5 hours on a bumpy country road is rough, imagine doing it on board a rickety bus packed with Naples locals and eager foreign trekkers. As we arrived in Besisahar all the hikers happily filled off the bus. This town is the official start of the Annapurna Circuit, one of Nepal’s most traversed treks. The…

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Kampot, Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

β€œCan’t do it, too much,” I say fegining shock at her proposal. β€œOkay I do $55” she counteroffers. Negotiations are not going well. Attempts at haggling with a handful of travel agents cause me to ditch the idea of a taxi for the more affordable shared minivan. I secure us seats on a small van,…

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