Thursday, March 29, 2012

To See the Queen

Sometimes one tries and tries and tires again and eventually succeeds. I have been trying to find a home for this essay about traveling in a little known kingdom in Nepal for a while. Rewriting and resending and finally "To See the Queen" has been published in an online travel journal called Transitions Abroad. You can read the article by clicking here.

Three photographs are included in the article, the two here were not. Above is a shrine/monastery called a gompa in the capital city which is called Lo Monthang, in northwestern Nepal just 12 miles from the border with Tibet. The second photo is the mode of transportation the queen used to come to the city from the royal estate few miles away. Yes, donkeys. At the time I was there the only wheels used were prayer drums. It was a trek into the past; it was unforgettable and in a ten years it has now changed a great deal.

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