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Sri Lanka: A Land for Contemplation

Sri Lanka long-term travel

There are many reasons we chose to embark on this journey. We made a big decision in pursuing this dream, and in the end, a year of travel won out in priority over other major life steps such as buying a house or getting married. One of the most salient reasons that travel is a priority for us at this time in our lives is that we understand how deeply impactful it can be. We understood that travel could open

Nepal: A Land Where Time Crawled


One thing we have learned on this adventure is that our concept of time changes. Take a moment and think of the holiday season, late December, with friends and family, planned gatherings and festivities. Blink – and it’s over, back to work in the New Year. Now try to recall a Monday morning after a nice relaxing weekend. The week ahead seems so daunting and endless. Friday cannot come soon enough. Our perceptions of time passing changes, based on so

Tibet: A Land of Mountains and Monasteries

Tibet: A Land of Mountains and Monasteries

Magnificent, majestic, mighty, mammoth: all fitting adjectives to describe a mountain. But to  truly convey the feelings we experienced when we first laid eyes on Everest is simply impossible. We could present you with countless photos in our futile attempt to capture “that moment”, but not one of them will capture the full scope of awe we felt under Everest’s mighty glare. With the mysterious spirituality, torrid history, and iconic mountain ranges of Tibet, we had a feeling it would be

China: Land of a Billion People (Part 2)

China Land of a Billion People Part 2

How could we go to China without visiting the capital and most well-known city of the massive country? Not to mention, the home of a significant chunk of the Great Wall. With the departure of Eric’s parents, we set off for Beijing. We were greeted with hot, smoggy air, which hardly let up for the 10 days we were there. We settled into our hostel and head for the India Visa Centre with the hopes of preparing for our visit in