Baby Elephants

It’s pretty miraculous that a developing country which is struggling to take care of its people can even think about making room for environmentalism. But Nepal is doing just that. They are actively employing solar power and non-invasive hydro-power instead of coal, and they…

The Pressure of Novelty

I often think about the effects that Western travel is having on the developing world. What if Mallory or Hillary had never decided that climbing Everest was a thing? Adventurers and explorers are amazing and I won’t talk them down, but today’s travelers come…

Two Stories, One Lie

The wildlife in Chitwan was amazing. There were tropical jungle beasts just like in the Jungle Book. It was a haven for elephants and rhinos and tigers, where visitors arrive and spy on the exotic, flourishing fauna in its natural habitat, in tropical Asia. There is an…

Safari in Chitwan

Elephants and birds and crocs and rhinos. Forgive the perpetual motion. Elephants are bumpy as you’ll note from a couple of the clips. Take your Dramamine now. And forgive the ridiculous parts. I’ll blame the malaria meds again. Four of us and a driver…

Photos from Chitwan National Park

Brief descriptions under each. Click photos to see them larger. Tharu woman preparing tumeric   Shepherd   Tharu elder – the tattoos on her legs describe her marital status and family life.   Feed for family or animals (don’t know which) from the jungle   Yeah….