Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken in Nepal

Could be that we’ve had Nepal on our minds lately, but the word for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken just seems appropriate for that country right now. Not that we have any additional news.  But just looking through our pictures taken in 2011 makes us realize that what we saw then may not even be […]

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Travel theme: Tangle

Immediately upon seeing the challenge word that Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack selected for this week’s Travel Theme — Tangle — we thought of one of the first sights we saw in Nepal.  In 2011, when we journeyed with our group to that country to build houses for Habitat International, we stayed in the Thamel District […]

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Mourning Nepal

It was four years ago that we fell in love with Nepal.  We traveled to the other side of the world with 12 companions all with the same goal: build two Habitat for Humanity houses near Dhulikel (about two hours from Kathmandu) for two deserving families.  But we never knew our lives would be forever changed […]

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Travel theme: Clean

Ailsa who blogs at Where’s My Backpack? selected a theme this week that immediately brought to mind some of the daily routines we saw in Nepal: Travel theme: Clean.  As we observed various methods people used to keep clean, we reflected on our own culture and lifestyle. The Habitat for Humanity house we worked on was […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

A threshold can be symbolic of the beginning of a new venture. Or a threshold can be a doorway through which one can pass.  This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold brought to mind three images from our trip to Nepal where building a Habitat for Humanity house became the threshold of a new life for […]

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Travel theme: Connections

This week, Ailsa, who writes Where’s My Backpack issued the weekly Travel Theme focused on Connections.  One event quickly came to mind. My husband and I joined a Habitat for Humanity International build in Nepal along with twelve other people during the summer of 2011.  Most of us were from our hometown of Knoxville, but […]

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Capture the Colour 2013

Travel, for us, has become more than a mere pastime — we now plan trips deliberately with the idea that we need to see as much of this world as we can while we can.  So, we’re connecting with worlds unknown not just through our own adventures but also through those of fellow bloggers — […]

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Help us decide: Capture the Colour 2013 — RED

It’s been a fun week looking through photos, posting three a day focused on a single color, and receiving notes and feedback from readers who took the time to help us decide.  And now, we’re down to the last color (red!) for the Capture the Colour 2013 Photo Challenge.  After being nominated by Terri and […]

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Help us decide: Capture the Colour 2013 — White

We extend our appreciation to all who have clicked onto our blogs this week and voted for pictures for the Capture the Colour 2013 Photo Challenge sponsored by TravelSupermarket.com. We’ve been nominated by Terri and James Vance of Gallivance whose entry is colorful and quite artistic, so check it out also. (To see their photo […]

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