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    Asia

    The hike to Vasundhara falls was only another five miles but after the long trek earlier that morning I was moving slowly and tired. Arriving, I dropped my pack and sat in the dirt exhausted. Over my shoulder and up the hill a voice invited me to tea. Sitting on the rocks was a shaggy haired man wrapped in a blanket motioning me to come up and join him. I grabbed my bag and hiked up to his stone shelter and took the hot flower tea that was prepared by his attendant. I smiled and nodded at him also. He pointed at the flowers that the tea was made from.

    I sipped the brew, sitting on the rock bench next to him and marveled at the towering peaks and the valley that snaked far into the mountains. I asked the name of one peak and he la...

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    India and the Four Abodes

    The hike to Vasundhara falls was only another five miles but after the long trek earlier that morning I was moving slowly and tired. Arriving, I dropped my pack and sat in the dirt exhausted. Over my shoulder and up the hill a voice invited me to tea. Sitting on the rocks was a shaggy haired man wrapped in a blanket motioning me to come up and join him. I grabbed my bag and hiked up to his stone shelter and took the hot flower tea that was prepared by his attendant. I smiled and nodded at him al...

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    Travels on the Char...
    By Kim Eugene Hood
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    Tibet

    A dream of mine was to complete the Kora around Mt. Kailash in Tibet. In 2010 I was successful and have included images from that jouney

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    Oct 28:

    Hot Air Balloon-Sonoma, California

    Took a short trip to Sonoma valley for a last grasp at summer before the winter rains of Seattle. We arrived by late afternoon and with a longer than expected stop at the Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa settled in at a lovely vacation cottage for the weekend. We had arranged for a hot air balloon ride and with an early start of 6am left the fog of Sonoma Valley and were shuttled to the next valley over, Green Valley, where we were greeted to blue sky and sunshine. Once the balloon was inflated our group climbed into the basket and the captain hit the burners and we climbed vertical above the brown hills. I looked straight down as we drifted over small black dots that were livestock grazing. The occasional roar and blast of hot air would...

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    Hot Air Balloon-Sonoma, California