Closer To Indo-Tibetan Border.

Pangong Lake Motorcycle Diaries (Part 1).

Today I dedicated a whole day for one thing only. That is to dive headlong into a pool of Indian Tourism Bureaucracy. I wanted to obtain official dispensation that would let me and my group to go beyond Loma settlement in the Eastern part of Ladakh […]

Quickly Beat Post Travel Blues.


You had a fantastic journey. For some time you could think that you lived in a dream or a movie. The thought of your traveling life coming to an end creeps onto screen of your psyche like a dreadful shadow in Hitchcock movie. You fly home and after […]

Weaving Adventure Into Life.

 A Simple Recipe For Adventure.

In anticipation of increased demands for endurance at a higher altitude of impending climb of the Stok Kangri. We decided to use a part of a rest day to scramble up one of the orange granite ridges buttressing Leh on the North […]

Visit With Ladakhi Family In Basgo.


On the plane from Delhi I met a local woman. Her seat was next to mine and it was conducive to start a conversation. Though you probably know from experience that sitting next to someone does not necessary leads to open a pleasant conversation. Sometimes people […]

In-Between Worlds At The Early Hours In Leh.

In-Between Worlds At The Early Hours In Leh.

Since I went to sleep around nine o’clock last night it wasn’t surprising that my body was already up at 4:30 AM.

I walked up to take a shower and by five I was ready to leave for the Tsemo Palace on the Namgyal Peak.
It […]

Walking Above Khardung-La

Walking Above Khardung-La.

It is my second full day in Leh. While waiting for my companions to arrive I would like to use this time to acclimatize and even explore some mountain vistas that are not typically visited. Sometimes all it takes is to just walk away from the convenience of the road or […]

Travel Mood Management: Delayed At Delhi Airport.

Mood Management: Delayed at Delhi Airport.

The time had come to pack a suitcase for a trip to Ladakh.
Like in everything else in life a wave of constantly appearing necessities keeps demanding attention for maintenance and unless decision is made, there will always be another important thing to do before the final call of […]

Contracting Travel Bug In Laos.


Even though I traveled fairly wide before, stretching my days riding trains across Russia and cuddling slender armchairs on international flights, I really wasn’t infected until at the end of a long stint half-way around the world I was on a slow boat on the Mekong […]

State of Flow in Travel.

Optimal State Of Flow In Travel.

Going through the mountainous trail used by the dwellers of the Eastern Himalayan region of Nepal that rolled along the Arun river the village of Surtibhari came into view. It held together three huts put up with wooden posts, mud […]