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Imagine having your throat slashed by the razor sharp leaves of a tree so you can’t scream as you die. Imagine that right before you are shot in the head and thrown into a ditch, you look to your left … Continue reading
After taking a four hour bus ride from Kinpun to Bago, I linked up with a local guide to see the sights for a few hours before my next bus later that day, 12 hours north to Kalaw. After agreeing … Continue reading
Standing in front of Il Ni Malaa, the head monk of a monastery on the outskirts of Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, I felt like I was in a movie. As our translator controlled the dips and flows of … Continue reading
Saprinu: 1) to flourish, thrive 2) to prosper About a month ago, I headed to a small Nepali village about 5 hours north of Kathmandu to work with a nonprofit called Saprinu. I was put in touch with the Maryland … Continue reading
Sometime around May, 2011: Erik: Ry, I have been reading up on this unreal trek in Nepal called the Annapurna circuit. Supposed to be one of the best in the world. We can do the majority of it in 12 … Continue reading
To read my blogs throughout the week of the race, please go to http://www.4deserts.com/blogs/np_comptetior_blog.php?pid=MTQzNw==&blog=116 I’ve had a few weeks since the 155 mile Nepal race ended to attempt to put some weight back on (I currently weigh 165 pounds and couldn’t … Continue reading
After a whirlwind year of traveling around the world, getting sick on numerous continents and meeting some odd, unique, and adventurous people in between, I find myself in Pokhara, Nepal, getting ready to attempt my most difficult physical challenge to … Continue reading