Stories: The Truck Painters of Pakistan
“It is good luck to decorate out trucks in such a manner,” Mr. Shirani said as we walked over to a row of young men. Each one clipping and beating out metal shapes. “And in this country, we need all the luck we can get!” Read more ...Resources: How to choose the right guide in Nepal?
Interview at least 3 guides, whether they be independents, or from an agency. Remember, you will be with this person from anywhere between 3 - 25 days!
Suggested questions to ask and confirm:
(1) Agree on the route
(2) Agree on the price
(3) Agree on the need for porters and who's responsible for them before hand Read More ...Travelogues: Surviving the Riots in Tibet
My mind flashed over history in an instant and with it I relaxed. This was not a random mob. No killer virus on the rampage. It was the long speculated Second Tibetan uprising. And we were in the middle of it. Read more ...