Nepal: Strategy and Negotiations

By | 2018-01-19T21:05:19+00:00 October 24th, 2011|

Everything is negotiable in Nepal, though I’ve never found myself on a tarmac, knocking on the cockpit door of a recently landed plane, in an attempt to convince the pilot to [...]

Humla, with Donkeys

By | 2018-01-19T21:05:28+00:00 October 21st, 2011|

“You think you can arrange it, Gyljan?” Farid was asking our house manager, Gyljan, to find us porters to carry our stuff. We had decided to camp that night up the [...]

Touchdown, Humla

By | 2018-01-19T21:05:38+00:00 October 19th, 2011|

Nine of us flew to Humla on a tiny charter plane – it was the only way we could be sure to secure a flight. This was high season, after all, [...]

Nepal: Reunions

By | 2018-01-19T21:05:49+00:00 October 10th, 2011|

When you find yourself in a heated negotiation, demanding to know whether the proprietor of a shop takes you for a fool because he is charging you the equivalent of a [...]

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