Saturday, March 26th, 2011
The notes I made while on my trek in Nepal are in my little Green book. I’ve yet to decide what to do with them—whether to write things down diary style, or try to churn out another long verse or let let them remain as notes. While I’ve not written anything, I’ve I’ve been reading quite a bit in the last two weeks.
Having complete the trek to the Everest Base Camp, I spent two days in Kathmandu. During that time, I wandered into Pilgrim’s Book House in Thamel, the popular tourist area. It carried quite a huge selection of mountaineering literature, and I was spoilt for choice. I wanted to pick up so many books, but in the end I simply settled for two books by Reinhold Messner.
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
“Mountain shapes are often fantastic seen through a mist; these were like the wildest creation of a dream” — George Mallory, 1921
I have started posting images taken during the Nepal trek on the photography website. The following are the first four images posted. Enjoy looking at all the other images—one day at a time.
Kids in Kharikhola, Nepal
School Children in Cheplung, Nepal
Corn Drying, Food for Living
More photos at mengchwen.com/photography.
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
Croco-di-lee at the Everest Base Camp
Few hours before I left Kuala Lumpur, I changed my mind and brought Croco-di-lee on the trek in Nepal. Except for two occasions—once for the one photo taken at the Everest Base camp, and the other when I had difficulty sleeping in Lobouche—Croco-di-lee stayed in my backpack and enjoyed the trek.
We’re now back in Malaysia.