Cheryl Koshuta

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Nepal: Mustang and Lo Manthang

prayer flags fly at each pass

prayer flags fly at each pass

“Slowly, slowly,” my Sherpa guide says as I place one foot in front of the other. The incline is steep and the air thin and cool. A steady stream of sweat drips off my nose; I don’t bother to wipe it. There is cloud cover, thankfully, since hot sun would surely make climbing to the top of this 2300 meter high (14,107 feet) Himalayan pass worse. (more…)

The Many Faces of Romania

Pelicans feeding in the Danube Delta

Pelicans feeding in the Danube Delta

I didn’t intend to spend a month in Romania, but it turned out that way. Now that I’m gone, I think I may have stayed a bit too long. I say that because the longer I was there, the more I realized that, in general, the people weren’t smiling much. Nor laughing. The grim grayness that permeates most things wasn’t punctuated with happiness, as I’d experienced in other countries. (more…)