Bhutan, Mt. Everest then Kolkata, India

Day 167: Country #20 Despite the late night hanging out with my new Bhutanese friends, I woke early and watched clouds gliding over the mountains. After breakfast, we set off […]

Tiger’s Nest and Darts, Bhutan

Day 166: Country #19 I woke early to enjoy the scenic views of rice fields from the balcony. After breakfast, we set off to hike up the Tiger’s Nest, a […]

Thimphu and Paro, Bhutan

Day 165: Country #19 The weather was absolutely perfect with a scattering of clouds to accentuate the blue skies, which further contrast with Bhutan’s unique architectural style and color palettes. […]

Dhaka, Bangladesh to Thimphu, Bhutan

Day 164: Country #19 I woke up early, but luckily was able to get breakfast before heading to the airport to catch a flight to Bhutan, operated by the country’s […]

Government in Bangladesh

Day 163: Country #18 Having explored the older quarter, wealthy suburbs and commercial center, as well as one education institution, I set out to see some of the government institutions […]

Northern Dhaka, Bangladesh

Day 162: Country #18 Aware of Bangladesh’s status as one of the world’s poorest countries, my personal interest in understanding socioeconomic inequality lead me to visit the wealthy “suburbs” to […]

Old Dacca (Dhaka), Bangladesh

Day 161: Country #18 The hotel staff were super nice and offered sight seeing suggestions as I waited for the complementary breakfast to be prepared at the attached restaurant. Aside […]

Kathmandu, Nepal to Dhaka, Bangladesh

Day 160; Country #18 I really enjoyed eating breakfast on the rooftop, talking to the wonderful family hosting me and getting to know them and various other family and travel […]

Nepali life in Kathmandu

Day 159: Country #17 After another great breakfast on the rooftop, I sorted out new plans for Bhutan upon learning about another unexplained delay. I was becoming a little skeptical […]

Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 158: Country #17 After seeing different older corners of the city, I was ready to explore the central area on my own by foot. I weaved through various streets […]

Religious Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 157: Country #17 The ground was still muddy in the morning, but I saw a group of men unloading truckloads of gravel to cover the street, which effectively cut […]

Ring road, Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 156: Country #17 I managed to get a reasonable amount of sleep in the mother’s room, but tried to be respectful so when flights with potential real mothers started […]

Hong Kong, China to Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 155: Country #17 After cross referencing different route options and their total costs, I concluded the cheapest path to Nepal was through Macau, although it required spending a night […]