Our Photo of the Day archive for April.

April 30, 2012

Karen achieves nirvana in Kathmandu: a Diet Coke... with ice!

April 29, 2012

Imagine taking a do-over on your *country*. As seen in the Kathmandu Post, Nepal is trying to come up with some new states, and the new Constitution is supposed to be done in less than 30 days. As with politics everywhere, no one is completely happy.

April 28, 2012

Bhandipur window

April 27, 2012

Another quick rafting trip, this time on the Upper Seti. A fellow rafter checks out a bridge along the way.

April 26, 2012

We shared a laugh with the Nepali shopkeeper when I explained that Karen's last name is Gill... and we're married

April 25, 2012

Karen and her fan club

April 24, 2012

Best foot forward

April 23, 2012

Kayaking in Pokhara

April 22, 2012

Awesomely cool bug on our windowsill

April 21, 2012

Dontcha love it when you decide to treat yourself to a rum and coke, and it turns out to be 2-for-1?

April 20, 2012

Vultures... eyeing us up a bit too closely for comfort

April 19, 2012

Rafting the Kaligandaki (more on that in a future post)

April 18, 2012

It's true: kids really do play with old tire rims or whatever those circular things are

April 17, 2012

Finally, some anonymous Americans watching over us. Sadly, American standards of packaging were not utilized, as the bag split opened and showered this trail mix all over the floor.

April 16, 2012

Yes, I'm sure paragliding above the Annapurna Range is spectacular. But is it a good idea to have that many people in the air at once?!

April 15, 2012


April 14, 2012

A glimpse of the Annapurna range from the plane

April 13, 2012

Bhaktapur alleys

April 12, 2012


April 11, 2012

Korean in Kathmandu

April 10, 2012

Reliable? Maybe. New? Definitely not.

April 9, 2012

Karen and friend

April 8, 2012

Wine with friends in Kathmandu

April 7, 2012

Gharial crocodiles at the breeding center. These are the vegetarian crocs, so we didn't have to worry about them as we cruised the river in a rickety wooden boat. It's the meat-eating mugger dohi crocodiles you have to be careful of.

April 6, 2012

Red bug

April 5, 2012

My nephew Nelson gave me a luggage tag with his smiling face on it, which I have dutifully carried from country to country (people often ask if he's my son). In India and Nepal, Nelson took quite a beating... even gaffer's tape can't stand up to the latest indignities.

April 4, 2012

Entering Nepal

April 3, 2012

Ceremonial smoke in Varanasi

April 2, 2012

Bridge over the Ganges. It floats so that it can stay intact when the waters rise in monsoon season.

April 1, 2012

Ken continues a decades-long tradition: finding the local apple soda. A new Appy Fizz fan!