Easter in The Rockies

Rockies Winter Wonderland

When I think of Canada, I think tall fir trees, beautiful lakes, mountains and obviously lots of snow in winter.  Saskatoon shattered that picture perfect image of Canada that was floating around in my little head.  Maybe I am as naive as those stoopid tourists that come to Australia and expect Skippy to be jumping down the main street.  Therefore, over Easter, my friend and I decide to escape the prairies, … Continue reading

Can you spot Everest?

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The 2nd day of trekking was a tough day, only one direction, up, up, up, up and up.  My poor legs felt like they had done a marathon step class.  Every corner I was hoping I reached the top, but instead I was faced with another steep slope.  At one point I lost the feelings in my poor thighs :oS Around lunchtime we stopped for a snack since it was the … Continue reading

Christmas Day – Where’s the Turkey?

Daal Bhaat - typical Nepali dish

Christmas day was the start of a 3 day trek to Gele’s home village.  Can you imagine doing a day’s bus trip followed by a 2 day mountain hike (the locals walk a lot quicker than me *BLUSH*) to visit your parents?  However, this is very normal for all Nepali mountain folk. Christmas dinner was certainly different.  Well different for me, but not for Nepalese.   No turkey, no funny hats, no … Continue reading