In the Fall I plan to wed Sarah Del Balso. Sarah and Michael
A short story about glacier research I helped out on in Nepal.
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A palace, a hill temple and a couple of markets; and the photo opps award goes to the market. We actually hit two, one of Mysore's quaint old markets and its bustling Devaraja Market. They were filled with the usual Indian fair of vegetables, spices and flowers, but this one had something special, vendors who … Continue Reading ››
We came down from the cool hill station air of Kodai to tropical Kerala. First stop Fort Kochi (Cochin); the Portuguese, Dutch and British cultural melting pot, where there is a Christian church every few blocks - with a pile of parishioners shoes left outside, distinctly Indian style. The historical trading town still has its … Continue Reading ››
Our first stop in India threw us right into the thick of their infamous polluted, congested cities. However, the Tamil people proved to be set on ensuring our stay is pleasant. In the thick of honking horns and swerving motorbikes, trucks and rickshaws, approached people would patiently greet us and offer their best advice, often … Continue Reading ››
There is something airy about a place with a constant smell of sulfur and where steam billows from the ground. Even the hot water from the tap has the sulfur smell. The upside, of course, besides looking really cool, is being in a country with countless hot-springs and a strong economy from energy independence. And, … Continue Reading ››
These are the notes I took during my six day Galapagos cruise. It was a perfect birthday treat, where my mother and brother joined me. Itinerary 6 days / 5 nights South Islands Day 1: Baltra Airport / El … Continue Reading ››