Upcoming, I am making a trip to Nepal in October. The trip is shamanic minded people, with the intent to study with a multi-generational Nepalese shaman, Bhola N. Banstola, observe and participate in indigenous Nepalese shamanic work and see Nepal from a non-tourist point-of-view.
I am making a group E-mail list so that I can send updates about our journey to many people with a single writing. If you are interested in being included on that list, please contact me. dianna(dot)L(dot)branson(at)gmail(dot)com or Loretta Purl on FB.
The flights will take 24 hours each way, and the trip is 13 total days. I've gotten a water filtration/treatment bottle, silk sleep sack, power adaptors, travel towel, travel clothesline (braided so one sticks the item between the braid strands instead of using clothes pins), two pair of travel pants that look decent, have zippered pockets and most importantly, should dry overnight. Travel blanket already owned. Quick dry other things on the take list (heavy things that take drying time are staying home). I need a stuff sack for the cords and charging cords yet, but I can always use zip lock bags for those as well. I did upgrade my camera to a "bridge" camera - the Nikon P510 - that has an amazing zoom lens (to 1000mm equivalent but uses digital zoom rather than optical zoom). I am hoping to get some picture time in this week to familiarize myself with the camera and teach myself to do some good stuff with it.
I will see if I can download pictures onto my iPad and use that to post on the blog. If not, I will do a series when I return home.