27 October 2016. Thursday. The Nest at Namche. Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Nepal. 3,440m asl. My headache was gone by early evening when I woke up after a three-hour siesta. Earlier in the afternoon, I took a hot shower and an Advil to relieve the nagging headache that started soon after lunch. In Phakding, the price … Continue reading Day 02. The Gateway to Everest.
26 October 2016, Wednesday Trekkers Lodge and Restaurant Phakding, Khumbu Region, Nepal. 2660masl. If MapMyRun was not lying, we trekked almost 8.80 kilometers this morning for two hours and 45 minutes. And that’s it for today. The whole afternoon can be spent sleeping, journaling and eating chocolates. For acclimatization purposes, we only had a short … Continue reading Day 01. Welcome to Everest Region.
Here’s a secret. I hopped on the online dating bandwagon and I've been on it for four months now. The most recent guy I was exchanging messages with, let’s call him Ambrosio, asked for a photo of me without my sunglasses on. That was three days after we ‘liked’ each other. So I asked for his … Continue reading The Beauty Issue
I had a minor surgery three days ago to remove a pesky gummy lump on the back of my left wrist. When I first noticed a pea-sized bump on my left hand some two years ago, I just ignored it thinking it would go away on its own. And it did. But it came back … Continue reading My Lovely Little Lump
19 October 2016. Five Days to Nepal. My travel journal starts today. While nursing an ear infection in a rented condo in Melbourne, my best friend’s sister texted me and asked where I plan to travel to next because the travel agency she was working for was having a promotion. A number of destinations came … Continue reading Why On Earth Would I Want To Go To Nepal?
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a post on TED’s Facebook page about regret, about living with regret. I already saw this 16-minute talk by Kathryn Schulz many months ago when I binge-watched TED talks on Youtube, but only after this second time did I feel compelled to share my regret story. And, no, … Continue reading Making Peace With Regret
Part 4 of 5 Saturday, 04 October 2014 I went home after lunch at L’Usine to catch up on some zzz’s. My next destination would require me to be tough and not a faint of heart. I took a cab from the hostel to the War Remnants Museum after my siesta. The driver did not … Continue reading Downtown Saigon Tour (War Remnants Museum)