With the first break of dawn, as our airplane was descending to land at Tehran International Airport, we caught sight of a distinctive pyramid shape piercing the sky in the distance. Seeing Damavand’s silhouette in contre-jour filled us with
Only a few days passed since our return from Iran, the fresh traces of our rich experiences still lingering in our senses…
If there is one lesson to take from travelling in Iran, that is a lesson of generosity. “When
Standing on the Asian shores of the Bosphorus, with blue-green waters expanding from just before my feet towards a blurry, undefined horizon, where the European shores lay lost from sight, I found myself, as each person facing the challenge
Since we were anyway going to be in Istanbul for the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, we took advantage and invested a few days in exploring the famous city…
ISTANBUL – SPANNING TIME AND CONTINENTS
Istanbul, an imperial capital for over 16 centuries,
While just a few weeks ago we were admiring intricate statues of the goddess Green Tara on display on the busy streets of Kathmandu, Nepal, now we were about to admire a different Green Tara altogether, though equally awe inspiring 🙂
While visiting Nepal, there are many unique experiences, specific to this part of the world, that we can take part in, expanding our comfort zone, and enriching our experience and knowledge base. Visiting local Buddhist temples is one of them,
Gently gliding above countless houses and buildings cramped together in the crowded neighborhoods of Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu, our 14-passenger airplane brought us above a white domed shape, dwarfing its surroundings, an early and unexpected encounter
Noises on the hallway woke us earlier than we had planned. Trekkers accommodated in the lodge were getting busy preparing to leave for the airport to catch their flights out of Lukla. Once we were ready to
Good morning Namche!
This bustling village shaped as an amphitheater overlooking the holy mountain of Kongde Ri, offers a unique mix of busy bazaar life with spectacular mountain views.
Since this new day was going to be
Day breaks over Khumbu Valley bringing clear blue skies, shining warm sun light and vibrant life energy. We woke up in a cozy, small lodge, tucked away among Sherpa houses, feeling a lazy relaxation resulting from goals