Shivatri 2015

[two_third] Last year I went to a bunch of temples and braved innumerable crowds. It sucked a bit. So this year instead we decided to get a few dozen close friends to overcrowd my apartment. Much like last year the air was a smoky impenetrable haze. In addition to smoking large quantities of things we also made Bhang Lass the result of which being that no one remained concious later than eight pm. In short it was a good party.


Advice for Travel and Life

I keep getting questions about local laws, customs, and so on. Most of the time it is because people are overly worried about something far too specific to write about. I wish people would just leave comments instead of emailing me or using social media to message me but… Inflict this on your friends

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Couchsurfers in Kathmandu

For the past few weeks I have been host to some wandering hobos and musicians. It’s nice to be able to show people around the city, it can be fairly intimidating and confusing when one first arrives. Inflict this on your friends


Less than interesting times

I cannot understate the excitement of a New Years party in Bangladesh. The hotel made a noble attempt, but in a country with no alcohol and a different calendar it was seriously underwhelming. The musicians seemed on the verge of falling asleep. Those in attendance sat quietly at tables, presumably waiting for it to end….