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Down In It… — By Jennifer Shipp
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Down In It… — By Jennifer Shipp

Some things are worth it. Some things aren’t. Sometimes I notice myself doing things that are worth it. Sometimes I notice myself doing things that aren’t. Sometimes I just go through life checking off entries on my To Do list. Sometimes, I slow down enough to notice the significance of little things like how trees in our front yard wiggle when the wind blows from the north or how the light is ...
Livin’ on the Edge…of Total Boredom — By Jennifer Shipp
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Livin’ on the Edge…of Total Boredom — By Jennifer Shipp

There’s a part of me that would like it if everyone at home thought that we lived our lives on the edge. If they thought that every moment of our journey was filled with suspense and excitement as we travel the globe…Globetrotters …that’s what we are! We live for excitement and our days are filled with it!... But no one can live like that. The Law of Diminishing Returns says that the more excitement I get ...
Straight Men Holding Hands in Kathmandu — By Jennifer Shipp
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Straight Men Holding Hands in Kathmandu — By Jennifer Shipp

One of the strangest things about Kathmandu and Nepali culture that I simply can’t wrap my head around has to do with public displays of affection. In Nepal, it isn’t appropriate to show affection toward one’s spouse or significant other in public places. Homosexuality is frowned upon. Heterosexuality is hidden. Men are openly affectionate with each other…physically.

When we walk down the ...
Jet-Lagged in Nepal — By Lydian Shipp
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Jet-Lagged in Nepal — By Lydian Shipp

It hasn't rained hardly at all.It’s the monsoon season here in Nepal, and I haven’t seen more than a few rain clouds. But to be fair, I did feel a light mist yesterday when we were out walking.I'd been expecting a lot of rain; I carefully waterproofed my shoes with special waterproofing spray before we left in preparation for the copious amounts of rain. Although I did this, I had still been looking ...
Killing Cadbury in Kathmandu– By Jennifer Shipp
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Killing Cadbury in Kathmandu– By Jennifer Shipp

There is a cream-colored puppy who lives in our apartment complex and we’ve named him Cadbury. He follows John and me when we jog and we see him sitting here and there with various residents and guards, who are always coo-ing at him and lavishing him with attention.

I’ll admit that I’m a cat person, but I still think that some dogs are cute sometimes. In the middle of the night, however, ...
Playing with Fire in the Middle of a Busy Street: India — By Jennifer Shipp
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Playing with Fire in the Middle of a Busy Street: India — By Jennifer Shipp

Psychologically, though I haven’t left yet, I am already in India and Nepal. I’m in both places. A part of my mind perpetually rehearses the trip from New Delhi to Kathmandu. It begins in New Delhi and proceeds to Gorakhpur, India by train. Then I take a three-hour bus ride to Sunauli and walk across the India/Nepal border to find our hotel in Bhairawa, Nepal. After a restful night’s sleep and some food, my ...
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