Archives: Travel

Tibetan Pilgrimage Via the New China-Tibet train

I flew from Beijing to Lhasa and immediately visited the beating heart of the city; the Jokhang Monastery. Despite the changes I’ve seen in this country during my two decades of visiting Tibet I still thrill at the sight of the long haired Khampa pilgrims that circumambulate beside me as we circled this ancient temple.… Continue reading  

Learning to Breathe While Returning to Laos

Each day that I spent writing my book, “Learning to Breathe, One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival” was a reminder that I am alive because of the benevolence of strangers. This realization was what inspired me to start my foundation, The Faces of Hope fund. It was these strangers that encouraged me to want… Continue reading  

Antarctica: A Captivating Voyage of Penguins and Ice

I boarded the Norwegian Coastal Voyage ship, the Nordenorge in Ushuaia, the southernmost city on the planet. It was to be three-week voyage, and we would call at several places in Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands, before sailing north to Buenos Aires. We were blessed with relative calm on our two-day crossing of Drake… Continue reading