Kopan Monastery – Buddhist & Meditation Retreat

Kopan Monastery is home to hundreds of monks and opens its doors to travelers interested in learning about Buddhism and meditation.  I joined a 1 week retreat focusing on an introduction to Buddhism and meditation in Kathmandu and absolutely loved it!  Kopan monastery is situated high above the chaos of Kathmandu with a beautiful view Read More …

Backpacking in Nepal

Most of you already know that I left Korea in early March to embark on an epic backpacking journey through Asia.  The last 4 months have had their share of ups and downs, most recently with LiveTravelTeach.com being offline.  The good news is I’m back online and still loving it in Nepal. I originally came Read More …

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Leaving Kathmandu

Kathmandu is filled with a whirlwind of dust as trekkers from around the world prepare for their journey into The Himalayas.  My brother and I met our guide Thakur the night before and today we found him waiting for us at the hotel just after breakfast. We took a taxi past merchants setting up shop in Read More …

Relaxing in Pushkar

Pushkar is a beautiful oasis in the deserts of Rajasthan.  Legend says that Brahma slew a demon with his weapon, the lotus flower, and where the petals fell to earth Pushkar lake appeared.  Nomads and travelers in the first millennium tell stories of Pushkar Lake’s healing properties and it is still a place of worship Read More …

The Rickshaw Run – Getting to Cochin – The Final Chapter

Leaving Goa was hard but that’s mostly because we were on a private beach and lets be honest, who wants to leave a private beach?  But alas we had 2 days to bring the Rickshaws to Fort Cochin and were excited to swap travel tales with the 80+ other teams and enjoy the after party. Read More …

The Rickshaw Run – Goa

After driving through Konya Wildlife Reserve we left bright and early for Goa. Tristan bet the team a round of beers that we wouldn’t be on the road by 6am and he lost!  Watching the sunrise over the farmland was the perfect start to the day, until Afternoon Delight had its first breakdown at least. Thankfully it Read More …

Snowed in on the Annapurna Circuit – Manang

Getting snowed in on the Annapurna Circuit means I actually had some down time to put together this post.  Luckily the Throng La Hotel in Manang has some wifi so I thought I’d tell you all about the trip so far.  The first few days of our expedition has been quite enjoyable with a day Read More …

Rickshaw Run – Driving through Konya Wildlife Reserve

We left Navi Mumbai bright and early to avoid all the traffic and were excited to explore Konya Wildlife Reserve.  We’d heard good things about the viewpoints on the way up the mountain to Mahabaleshwar and had high hopes that Morning Glory would stay alive for the journey. The urbanization of Mumbai quickly fades and Read More …

Tikehau Island: A Tropical Destination in the Pacific for Reconnecting with Your Inner-Self

If the rush of your daily life seems suffocating and the walls of your busy schedule crumble on you every morning you wake up, reigniting your wanderlust and visiting a place of utmost serenity will be the perfect strategy for reconnecting with yourself. No place exudes peace quite like Tikehau Island. A humble coral atoll Read More …

The Rickshaw Run – Gujarat to Mumbai

It was quite a relief to arrive safely in Surat without any serious breakdowns.  Morning Glory pulled her weight from Khambot for almost 250km all the way to Surat but sadly we didn’t make it out of Gujarat by sundown.  That meant we were still in a dry state on the Rickshaw Run but we got Read More …