Life at home among the familiar and predictable—people, culture, social and physical surroundings, routines etc. — surprises and challenges generally are few and far in between, unless you go in search of them or are on the lookout for. When traveling however, unexpected and unfamiliar struggles and challenges are routine, and that's one reason to travel!
A reproduction of a page from my old homepage. Revamping the homepage, I eliminated this and many other pages but decided to kind of "archive" them by reproducing them here.
A reproduction of a page from my original homepage that is no longer to be found there as, in revamping it, I eliminated many pages. It's what would have been referred to the "About Me" page. It was last revised and updated around 2006 it seem!
Near the end of my academic career at Grinnell College, I wanted to "go see the world" after graduation. However, even until just months before graduation, I had really done nothing towards that goal! And yet, I ended up working, living, traveling the world for 19 years following my graduation from Grinnell in May 1994!
This is all about how I went from thinking of myself as a Tibetan-Buddhist to a humanist, from a Tibeto-Nepalese to a human being first etc., and how and who I have become and where I have gotten to in life -- through my international education, profession, and travels -- was one of the reasons for turning down a job offer in February 2013 to return to Nepal.
Fly the coop as it were and travel the world! You’ll become much more than you ever imagined becoming and you’ll get to places, both literally and figuratively, that you never imagine getting to, some you might have never even bargained for!
Don’t let A culture and/or A people define you completely.
The world awaits!