Lakeside

Pokhara, Nepal

sosuperawesome:

Federico Infante

Nepal

Good things:

Scenic hikes

Seeing monkeys in the wild up close

Masala Tea (Indian Chai Tea)

Coffee on top of mountains

Patchouli incense

Renting boats

Baby goats

Relaxing

Samosas

abh24:

Examining flowers. #botany

abh24:

Examining flowers. #botany

pollyfern:

Finished! This painting will also be available to purchase in my online shop when it opens in a few weeks time #mushrooms #toadstools #miniature #painting #drawing #illustration #ink #watercolour #gouache

pollyfern:

Finished! This painting will also be available to purchase in my online shop when it opens in a few weeks time #mushrooms #toadstools #miniature #painting #drawing #illustration #ink #watercolour #gouache

Inspiration from the Dalai Lama

psychedelic-flower-childd:

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psychedelic-flower-childd:

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abh24:

Protect the Sacred #MMIW

abh24:

Protect the Sacred #MMIW

wildsunshine:

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Worth Reading

Misty Mountain Journey

Sunday & Monday

We left Thamel early this morning and took a taxi to a nearby bus park where we found a bus to take us to Pokhara for five bucks each. The brakes are pretty squeaky but these are the typical buses everyone takes. We stopped a few times on our way out of the city and people kept hopping on the bus to sell us snacks. There was a man with one arm begging for money as well as a tiny woman with a baby. The bus market temporarily ended after the newspaper guy. Not too long after a musician steps on and starts singing and playing his violin-like instrument with much enthusiasm. We are driving through misty, cloudy mountains and the rain is sprinkling. There are so many dogs running around everywhere over here. They’re often curled up sleeping on the sides of the streets or trotting around in a small dog pack. It’s common to see cows, chicken, and goats here. There’s so much rubble, piles of bricks and garbage in the city and many people making their living selling items to travelers. Lots of people wear mouth covers to protect against city smog. I cannot believe the views along this bus ride. The mountains are lush and green with rice paddies in some areas and terraced hill sides. The road is winding and packed with buses and motorbikes. The dense forest is thick with tall trees, brightly colored flowers, and fruit trees. We lucked out being on a bus that is not crowded. (For most of the ride!) Joe and I both have window seats for the journey. I am the luckiest woman in the world to be able to travel with the love of my life. It is my first time traveling and I am learning a lot already. There are many things I take for granted and one of them being having easy access to clean water. This bus ride is both breathtakingly gorgeous and terrifying. Everybody passes each other speeding up and playing chicken with oncoming traffic. Just as I wrote this I looked up to see a bus coming our way having to swiftly dodge us and I decided it is best for me to look at the incredible landscape all around me…around seven hours later we arrive in Pokhara and take a taxi to the lakeshore and luck out once again! The man who gave us the taxi ride brought us to his family run guesthouse with a beautiful view of Phewa Lake, Pokhara World Peace Pagoda, and Machhapuchchhre Peak (it has an elevation of 22,943 ft.). Our room is only 600 rupees (6 USD) since it is the off-season and has AC, two beds, private bathroom, and a balcony. We did some guesthouse hunting which was pretty fun and discovered how fortunate we are to have this inexpensive nice room. Time to go out for lunch and hike to the World Peace Pagoda :)

Royal Kumari 

Kathmandu, Nepal

“Terence McKenna”

No one knows how it is that I can command my hand to make a fist and that it will do that. I mean, that’s mind over matter: That’s the violation of every scientific principle in the books… The body is the nexus of the mystery of life. And our culture takes us out of the body, and sells our loyalty into political systems, into religions, into inanimate objects and machines, collections, so forth and so on. The felt experience of the body is what the psychedelics are handing back to us; that’s why it’s called escape, because it’s escape from HBO, from walking the mall, from seeing what’s on the tube, from consuming trash media—it’s escape from all of that, into the authenticity of the body