The Sky Above Leh

The Sky Above Leh

In India they say, the God that brought life into the world was himself, born in Leh… The first thing God saw when he opened his eyes, was the sky… Henceforth, the god tried and tried to create things in the world as blue as the sky, but never could.  It seems his...
An Epic Ride to Tsomoriri

An Epic Ride to Tsomoriri

Alex: Have you ever ridden a motorcycle before Nels? Nelson: Never driven one, but I loved riding them with my friends in Nairobi… Alex: Are you any good on a mountain bike? Nelson: eh… Guy renting us the motorcycles: Don’t worry, here’s a map (hand drawn)… no, no,...
Leh – Ladakh

Leh – Ladakh

They say the color blue… has a deep connection with the city of Leh… … They say the god that brought life to the world was himself, born in Leh… And, the first thing that the god saw when he opened his eyes was sky… henceforth, the god tried and tried to...
Houseboats

Houseboats

It’s early evening now, I’m exhausted after another long and hot day traversing Srinagar and the surrounding areas to meet people for Nelson’s project. I’m sitting in the airy front verandah of a houseboat, watching the sunset over the sheet-metal roofs of the stilted...
McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj

Thought I would give you all an update on life in McLeod Ganj… McLeod is the uppermost section of a larger urban area called Dharamsala. It’s a haphazard network of rugged streets and allies that follow the steep terrain of the hill it sits on. From most...
Movin’ Up

Movin’ Up

It feels like the dam has let loose…The potential has turned to kinetic…. the theoretical, is now actual, and the dream has now become a reality. After years of planning, researching, saving and aligning action with intention, I find myself  sitting on the...
Gettin’ Down in Delhi

Gettin’ Down in Delhi

Jet lag is an interesting phenomena. I heard once that when one travels to a distant place very quickly, that it takes a while for your soul to catch up with you. I’m not sure about my soul yet… but, my body was definitely a bit aggravated being tossed on...