Category Archives: locals

Quake aftermath in Kathmandu, fixing bike, & riding to beautiful Pokhara

Before I could get out of Kathmandu, I had to get a little work done on my bike. I like to do all my own work and don’t trust most of the mechanics here, but I needed a hand. My … Continue reading

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Pain shots, Nepali in the lowlands, beautiful road to Kathmandu, b-day at Chinese embassy & hospital

The madness of the Indian highways is left behind in Nepal and you can breathe. Not because the drivers are better, but there are just way fewer people on the roads. They don’t have the crazy population density that India … Continue reading

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Building a new motorcycle & friendships in Assam

My poor busted up motorcycle sat waiting for me at the local police station in Bongaigaon. One of the top police insisted that I keep my cases and everything I left behind in his office. It took half a day … Continue reading

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Painted nails, hospital snakes, goodbyes, & armed police escort to airport

For my last few days in the hospital they moved me to a regular ward. It was kind of sad to leave my nurses from the Vip ward, but they came to visit me whenever they could. Also, I had … Continue reading

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My nurses, hospital family, & getting my hair did

My first ten days in the hospital were spent in the vip ward. Most of this time I was flat on my back feeling paralyzed by the pain from my spinal headache. I memorized the entire ceiling. There were some … Continue reading

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Surgery & being a zoo animal

In the beginning I thought I might end up having to be in the hospital for a few days, but I had to give up those hopes. That first day, I was still thinking I would just heal up in … Continue reading

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Indian markets

One of the best parts of India is wandering through a local market and sending your senses into overdrive. In India, no matter the time of day, you will find people selling, bartering, and cooking. The smells in the air … Continue reading

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Assam weed & wash, Meghalaya, Cherrapunji family, Khasi & Garo hills

The guys that I met in Jorhat gave me a phone number of a guy to call when I reached Guwahati, which is a big city in central Assam. Supposedly he would be able to help me with everything I … Continue reading

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Assam, rhinos n’ elephants, & Indian love

Coming out of the hills and into the state of Assam is like entering a new country. It felt like coming into India from SE Asia for a second time. Everything became colorful and vibrant, loud and confusing, and new … Continue reading

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Nagaland, opium dens, tiny people, & insane roads out of the hills

Riding through the hills is full of all types of encounters. Villagers are hard at work everywhere I go. Groups of old guys saw big pine trees into boards on custom platforms. They use massive saws with one guy above … Continue reading

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