Thursday, September 3, 2009

We're Outta Here

Guest photo by Mrs. C., taken in Kathmandu a year and a half ago. A young Buddhist monk walks past Boudnath Stupa in the sunset. You can see more of her Nepal pictures here.

We leave today on a 19 day trip, going through Chicago and then on to Delhi, a 14 hour flight. One night there and then Kathmandu Saturday. Tibet on Tuesday. I may post a few days ahead if I get some editing done on the plane - no problem with Internet service in India. With luck I'll post something from from Nepal, as long as there is a place to hook up my laptop. No uploads from Tibet - the altitude is too high to run a laptop without damaging the hard drive. The Chinese government blocks Blogger, anyway.

Team member ShadowyOne will cover St. Louis as much as possible while I'm away. Expect a big tub-o-photos from Asia starting about September 22. Hasta la vista, y'all.


Leif Hagen said...

Bon voyage! I hope you have a fun, exciting and memorable trip! As my mother always said when we ran out the door, "Have fun, good luck, be careful!"

Bibi said...

Oh, bon voyage, and I envy your going to Tibet. I may jump over to India (Chennai) at Christmas time; former colleague now lives there...won't make it to the Himalayas....

Kate said...

What a lovely portrait with vivid, colourful clothing!

I've been to India, but regretably never made it to your destination...perhaps another day. Too bad you're not staying longer in Delhi; it's a fascinating town! Spent a week in the Himalayas, too...what a fascinating and exotic country!!

Have a great time and please heed Leif's advice!!

Sharon said...

Have a fantastic trip!!

U "R" Us said...

Aw cmon. If you were really committed you'd get a macbook air which has a solid state HD. I'm sure there's a way around the blogger blocking too.

Virginia said...

Don't listent to A, he'll get you locked up in a Chinese slammer somewhere!

Mrs. C, I'm counting on more fabulous photos from YOUR camera as well. That is just a beautiful photograph. And don't let Bob elbow you out of the way for the best shots!!!

Bon voyage ya'll!!! Have a safe and wonderful trip.

PS If you find some gret scarves in Nepal, please take photos and then I'll email you my order! HA

Catherine VandeVelde said...

Bob, can't wait to see your images from your trip. I also can't wait until I can take 3-week trips! ... many, many years from now.

India is a place I've always wanted to see, along with Nepal and Tibet. Will have to live vicariously through you until that day.

Bon Voyage!

TheNote said...

Ditto what Catherine just said - I am really looking forward to the photos you share. You are going places I'd like to see.

Safe, Happy Journey.