“I believe every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” – Thomas Jefferson
Just before traveling, I experienced the greatest reward of being a teacher and a coach by watching students take ownership of an idea to help someone they had never met in a country they had never visited.
Nepal, Part 4: Keep Climbing. Our trekking journey from Dingboche to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla. Click "read more" to watch the video. Narration is in Spanish and English.
Nepal, Part 3: Into Thin Air. Click "read more" to watch the video of our journey from Lukla to Dingboche. Video is in Spanish and English.
Nepal, Part 2: The World's Most Dangerous Airport. Click "read more" to watch the video of our flight to Lukla.
Nepal, Part 1: Madrid to Kathmandu, via Istanbul. Click "read more" to watch video.
“What day is it?” asked Pooh.
Why do we go to bed so late? How do you fill your hours?
Remember the days of lying on your back, as a kid, watching the clouds pass overhead and noting which ones looked like Simpsons characters and which ones looked like race cars or airplanes? When did we stop looking up? When did start teaching more analysis instead of creativity?
Planning is guessing. Expectations present an opportunity for disappointment. But intentions...those are personal choices. The magic of travel, the lasting transformation, begins in your mind, right where you are. Thank you to Katie, from Wanderwell, for these pre-travel journal prompts. We depart tomorrow to begin the journey to Everest Base Camp.
There is a difference. To say, “I have arrived,” is not the same as, “I am present.” To be present is to submit, to let go of the past and not question the future.
The mountains, wreathed in clouds, revealed their grandeur at dawn. The high peaks were not visible at all the night before, but one could feel their presence. Last night, she saw only the foothills, and this morning, the mystic, majestic mountains, some of the highest in the world. Then, nothing. The ceilings dropped, heavy with rain. There was no way to know you were on a mountain, yet you knew.
Christine & Angel
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