Cheryl Koshuta

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Nepal: Kathmandu and Everest

The monastery at Tyengboche with the Nuptse ridge and the triangle peak of Everest.

The monastery at Tyengboche with the Nuptse ridge and the triangle peak of Everest.

You might think my traveling is all fun and exotic. But rest assured, there have been plenty of challenges ranging from filthy bathrooms to spending time in places I didn’t want to be. I’ve been wondering if how we experience the world is driven by expectations and anticipation. If you are looking forward to something or expect it to be a certain way, are you often disappointed? If you have negative expectations, will they be met no matter what? And if you haven’t really thought about what to expect or anticipate, does it enhance the experience? I don’t know the answers, but I’d be interested in your opinions. I had plenty of time to ponder these questions during the second half of my Nepal visit. (more…)