Photo Friday: A Rainbow of Prayer

  Women offering prayers on the banks of the Ganges The Ganges. One of the most intense experiences. Most rewarding. Eye Opening. Hundreds of people praying and chanting on the river’s banks, bathing in it, washing sin away from the deceased with its holy waters. Cows, dogs, children, men, women… everyone coming together at the river for every reason imaginable. This group of women really caught my eye, they were sitting with their offerings in front of them in... Read More

How to Land that Perfect Teaching Job in South Korea

You’re itching to move.. you’ve done some research on teaching in Asia, and now what?! Make it happen! Yes, packing up and moving life to Asia is a huge deal– but the internet makes starting a life before you even get there so easy. Here are some basic steps for landing your ideal teaching job in South Korea: 1. RESEARCH!         There are a few websites that cater to finding people jobs in Asia. They’ve got great connections and all of the following... Read More

Photo Friday: Son of a Sonamarg Shepherd

  A mature young shepherd leading his herd   On our trek through the Kashmiri Himalayas we saw lots of hardened youngsters, punching well above the weight in maturity. This young shepherd was one of the toughest though. He was helping his father lead their herd of goats through the valley, wearing shoes 4 sizes to big & a heavy sack slung over his shoulder. It was sad to see a child doing such wearisome work at such a young age. The wonder of childhood is not having... Read More

The Big Move to Saigon

According to our family and friends we have…  1. Lost Our Minds. 2. Acting a Fool. 3. Raising the Bar. ………. “Why Not?” Our wonderful year in Korea came to an end, our bank accounts were feeling our big trip through India and Nepal, and we had no choice but once again give into the whole working thing. And, Vietnam was our land of opportunity. I was all jitters on the plane ride over & kept going trying to reaffirm myself with– “Stop... Read More

Photo Friday: The Taj Mahal

  The One and Only Taj Mahal! Standing before the Taj Mahal after seeing it in countless movies and pictures… witnessing one of the great wonders of the world— amazing. I was in awe at the pearly white marble, the size, the perfection, and the love story behind it.    Read More

Photo Friday: Grubby Little Girl

Grubby little girl curiously checking us out   This photo was shot in Nepal’s Khumbu Valley along the trail to Mt. Everest. This little girl was curiously looking at us and our camera as we hiked on by, she’s precious!    Read More

Nepal’s Top 5

We spent one wonderful month in Nepal and although India was great, it was so hard at times and really made me wonder whether or not I was over going on long backpacking trips with sleepless nights curled up on train station floors, insanely long travel hours on broken down buses/trains, and so forth. However, Nepal confirmed that I still love being a dirty backpacker! We both went straight back to loving every minute we were there, not wanting to go to sleep and waking up... Read More

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