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Curious kid  

Curious kid

“I expected the Orientals to be inscrutable; I just hadn’t expected them to be inscrutable to my face.”

April 25th 2006
Standing at 5000m near the head of the Gokyo valley, I turned to our guide, Man Magar, and said "Man, I've visited fifty two countries in my life and I've never seen anything like this." We were braced against the wind perched on the moraine at the aptly named "Scoundrel's viewpoint", so called because it affords an excellent view of Everest and Nuptse without the need to climb any of the steep su ... read more
Asia » Nepal

Nepalese Flag In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist in... ... read more
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