Sikkim Diaries: Getting Around in Gangtok

Originally posted on Footloose Forever:
Gangtok is the capital of the state of Sikkim in north-eastern India. But for me, it is a city of flowers. Everywhere I looked around I saw flowers blossoming along the roadside, boulevards, and fences and balconies along the houses. Colorful flowers, green hills and people in fashionable clothes make quite a view…

Cultures on the Edge

Originally posted on Steve McCurry Curated:
Vanishing People, Vanishing Livelihoods Rabari Shepherd, Rajasthan, India, 2009 Since the beginning of time, nomads have roamed the world and have been an essential part of economic and cultural activity around the globe. Ladakh, India, 2008 Nomad boy Tibet, 1999 South Asia has the world’s largest nomadic population. Tibet,…

The Freedom of Cynicism

Beijing, China – April 2016 Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum. I remember the words, but I’ve forgotten what they mean. They are still the first words that arise when my anxiety goes hayw… Article Source: The Freedom of Cynicism

Tibet 2000: introduction

Originally posted on The Glasgow Gallivanter:
Potala Palace, Lhasa After our visit to Galapagos in 1999, which I blogged about earlier this year, we had a problem. Friends now regarded us as intrepid travellers and kept asking “Where on earth will you go next?” We felt we had to live up to our reputation, so the…

unexpected trekking : australian camp

Originally posted on unexpected occurrence:
Being right at the base of the Himalayas and not being able to see them, due to pollution and dust, was driving me crazy. So naturally, as soon as I was given two days off, I set out to see them. I decided approximately 10 hours before I was going to leave that…

Sa langue dans sa poche

Originally posted on FranceSays:
I’ve never been known for being tongue tied. When I was a little kid, I talked a blue streak. Family lore has it that my younger brother was assumed to be very quiet because I did all the talking for him: “That’s my brother. His name is David. He doesn’t talk…

Everyone loves a sunset stroll

Who can resist going out early evening a hour or so before the sun sets. We certainly can’t and last Sunday neither could anyone else. The seafront in Olhão da Restauração was busy with families, couples and dogs promenading as well as many enjoying a drink or two outside the bars and cafes by the market….

Between the Here and There

Originally posted on roughwighting:
I look at you and wonder Who you see I watch the worry in your eyes and Pray you see the one that you desire.  Your mind is somewhere I can’t be Your body’s here but you don’t care I smooth your brow and make you smile But truly, I’m not…

25 Loves – I’m Working On It

Originally posted on notquiteold:
A couple of months ago, for our 25th wedding anniversary, I posted 25 things I love about my husband. Well, it’s my birthday (What, again?) and I thought I would post 25 things that I love about myself. But I could only think of five. #1   My creativity. I love that…

Cocktails and Curiosities

Originally posted on londonwhiskyadventure:
Having put pay to a dreadful bout of flu last week, I was pleased to return to adventuring form with an intriguing find that I had been intending to check out for some time. The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, is as the name would suggest a most peculiar and excellent…

Cocktails, Alexander McQueen and Cheesecake

Originally posted on Suzie Speaks:
I started last week with the intention of blogging every day in an attempt to catch up with the online community. However, life sort of got in the way – it has a habit of doing that recently, and while I’m grateful for the opportunities and experiences, I have fallen…