Sunday, July 15, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sunday Postcard #11

Sunday Postcard 11
Road to Pai, July 2018
Between Kathmandu to Pokhara and back and Chiang Mai to Pai, I’ve spent about 20 hours on winding bus rides in the past couple weeks. Though I don’t love switchback roads, part of me always enjoys long road trips. Even when I was a kid, I loved knowing that there was nothing else I was supposed to do besides sitting back and reading a book. Before driving to visit my grandparents or visiting my siblings at college, I’d pack a pile of library books to last the whole ride and then some. It’s still one of my favorite parts of getting ready for a trip.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Sunday Postcard #10

Sunday Postcard 10

Pokhara, Nepal June 2018

We spent five days in this lakeside town surrounded by mountains. It sent my mind to the waterfronts and hills I love: summer in Chicago, eating ice cream in western Michigan beach towns, a family reunion in Montana where we had the biggest water fight, the surprise road trip to Vermont with my mom, her best friend, and four of us kids, and others. I loved being in Pokhara while simultaneously wanting to be in all the other places I’ve loved. Traveling always forces me to remember that I bring everything along with me.