Thoughts of Nepal in the Wake of the Earthquake

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Himalayas. I was in the middle of an excruciatingly long and bumpy bus ride, one of many I would take in the course of my six week journey around Nepal. I was gazing out the window (I always fought hard to get a window seat) while…

The Faces of Myanmar β€” A Photo Essay of a Remarkable Place

Dear Myanmar, You stole my heart from day one. From your majestic, dream-like landscapes to your colorfulΒ markets and big smiles. I will never forget you. Sincerely, Michelle Note: I will refer to this country as Myanmar because all of the local people I interacted with called it Myanmar. For example, they cheerfully told us we…