Life on the Trail to Everest

Our life on the TRAIL to EVEREST, 9 days up & 3 days down:  A really nice, top of the line, 5 star tea house toilet consists of squatting on top of a missing floorboard and having the pleasure of covering up the mess with leaves laying in the corner. The ones without leaves were just rancid! Compost is key. … Continue reading

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ONLY in India…!


India is a country that stands out all on its own. It felt more like visiting Mars to me than a place on planet Earth. It’s colorful. The people have huge personalities. The lack of hygiene. Anything goes. We would stop, stare, jaw-dropped open, gawk, point, and never believe our eyes or the sites, sounds, and smells … Continue reading

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WEIRD Signs, ‘say-what?!’

English Signs in Asia that make no freaking sense. They’re everywhere. No escaping it. Here are some of my favorites… & Thank God you don’t.   This sign is EVERYWHERE in Korea. Even if you can swim, who would ever dare to swim in deep water? It’d be like sentencing yourself to death.   Aren’t all boys … Continue reading

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in my eyes

  “Oh, just cleaning the roof…” it’s 3:10pm, if you were here, sitting at my desk in Samho Middle, this is what you’d be looking at right NOW.   me: “Why is there a student climbing through that window?!?” teacher: “Oh, he just has to clean all the food off from the day.”   Basically, … Continue reading

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You might be in Korea too long when

You actually get excited when you see lunch has squid rings to dip in red spicy sauce. When getting on the bus or subway, you do one of two options. 1. Immediately take your place at the back of the line and let the hajimas have their way. or 2. Stand your ground, elbows out and ready. … Continue reading

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