In Nepal’s ancient salt hub Dana, a walk past yesterday

“Let’s go up here,” my companion suggested, crossing the road and climbing up a small trail. “I want to show you something.” My companion had, it turned out, taken me on a trail that went as much up as back into the past. We were soon on a narrow stone-paved street. Huge Newar-style houses, bigger […]

Sighs and apple pies in western Nepal’s Jomsom

I was hoping the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom would be a flight into a time warped zone. Instead, I found a place that seemingly took its cues for growth from Thamel, Kathmandu. But that was after I had gotten over the view from Jomsom’s airport. I don’t fly thousands of kilometers a year but […]