Walking through Kathmandu (westward)

Everything is covered with dust and many people wear masks. If you are interested, here’s an article expanding on traffic and air quality in Kathmandu. Another piece of context is that there was a devastating earthquake in 2015 from which Kathmandu and Nepal haven’t recovered. Today we set off fresh and brave after a decent…

Breakfast in Bangkok

Now having my passport back in hand, in the nick of time, I am free to travel to India. But first a stop in Nepal, for a workshop. (This post-retirement employment gets really tedious at times. Can you guess that I have mixed feelings?) The plane arrived late in Hong Kong so we missed the…

Apparently I need a visa for India

Some advice if you decide to travel to India – start your visa application a couple of weeks in advance. In theory, it can be done simply and quickly online. In practice, not always so! What a mess this is! I flew home from Toronto 2 days early in order to take care of this…

I’m back

In my last blog post, I was in Brazil with no luggage. Did any of you readers wonder whether I had even returned? OK, so most of my readers are related to me and knew where I was. That is a interesting but disconcerting thing about internet acquaintances from far away – they can disappear…