In case you were wondering why there have been crickets on this website for the better part of 2013, it’s because I’ve been traveling for half of the year! In early February, I took off for 5 months of backpacking around Asia on my own :)
Month 1 found me in Nepal, where I wasted no time in doing the thing that sparked this whole trip: the Everest Base Camp trek. These were 3 of the most beautiful and exhausting weeks of my life. The route was, for the most part, not too physically challenging – but you do need to have endurance to keep up for 2-3 weeks. Aside from the glorious alpine scenery, my favorite part of the trek was getting to pass through so many villages along the way. I encountered so many adorable children and got to observe people going about their daily work. Everything just happens right in front of you, out in the open, in third world nations – there isn’t that distance and privacy that separates you from everyone else in the western world.
Afterwards, I had a few days to recover in Kathmandu and spent some time exploring this city as well as Bhaktapur. To sum them up: temples and monkeys!
Nepal is a beautiful country, especially ideal for anyone who’s into hiking. I’d love to go back someday to take on the Annapurna trek!
For more details and photos from my 2013 Asia trip, check out my travel blog! Here is a selection of 20 of my favorite photos from Nepal:
Hayley and Paul had a simple, elegant, nontraditional wedding this past Labor Day weekend. It was a two-part wedding: cocktail hour, ceremony, and lunch at Bouley, a fantastic restaurant in Downtown NYC; followed by a cocktail reception later that night at Jadis Wine Bar in the Lower East Side. Congrats to these two lawyers in love!
Hayley and Paul got married in NYC this past Labor Day weekend at the elegant Bouley restaurant downtown. Here’s a sneak peek of their TriBeCa wedding; more to come!
Behold, my first wedding of 2013 – a mere 7 months after the fact! I assisted Nicki (of De Nueva Photography) at Brittany & Elijah’s wedding in January, just before I left for Asia. I really like winter weddings; they have a completely different feel to them, I think. Somehow, everything just feels more chill – and not just the weather!
B & E got married at Housingworks Bookstore Cafe in Manhattan, which on its own is one of NYC’s gems. It’s a great place to hang out and get some work done, or curl up in a nook with a new (used) book. I was curious about how they’d turn such a cozy space into a wedding venue – turns out that Housingworks weddings are FANTASTICally done. How cool would it be to exchange vows in front of a wall of books?!
I assisted my fellow travel-lovin’ friend Nicki (of De Nueva Photography) at Brittany & Elijah’s wedding just before I left for Asia earlier this year. They got married in the coolest of venues – Housingworks Bookstore Cafe in NYC! Such a fun wedding – don’t worry, you’ll see more from this wedding soon!