27 responses

  1. Beth
    October 11, 2012

    The little boy wishing you namaste is one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen on the internet. I’ll remember that image. Thanks for posting!

  2. AK
    October 11, 2012

    What an amazing story. Made me laugh and think. These experiences are really what make a life. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Parnassus
    October 11, 2012

    That picture of the little kid is touching, but my favorite is the last one, of you. You really look just like you’ve been to the top of the world. Also, it is hard to believe that you are 25 in that photo; your kids should send you written thank-yous for inheriting those genes.

  4. Sandra Jonas
    October 11, 2012

    What a fabulous experience! I’m green with envy, not that I am ready at my age to climb mountains!
    Wonderful photo of you and that little boy….

  5. Nib’s End
    October 11, 2012

    It isn’t just the experience, it is your recollection of it and the way you have laid the words out on the paper that make this post so appealing!

  6. Peonies
    October 11, 2012


    I can't believe you peed out of a window. On to pigs. You of all people. That's truly wonderful.

    I used to hate going downhill too, now I love it, the letting go and knowing that you probably won't hurt yourself too badly if you fall, and even if you do, you'll probably fix.

  7. Patsy
    October 11, 2012

    I simply can’t believe how fearless you are. Never, ever, ever would I have had the guts. And see what I missed! Wonderful, I’m so glad to at least share it thru stories and photos.

  8. m
    October 11, 2012

    I think you can mourn little when you’ve peed out of a window onto Nepali-speaking pigs. What wonderful spirit, lady!

  9. Kate
    October 11, 2012

    What a wonderful experience! I very much enjoyed reading about and seeing the photos of your trip. Thank you for sharing it. We are the same age. I envy you that fabulous and freeing time. Wish I done something amazing like that at that age. Kudos!

  10. pve
    October 11, 2012

    I do hope you will find a moment and chance to see “Daughter’s of Wisdom” a documentary about a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. I love hearing of the tales and travels that no doubt shaped the fine woman you are today.

  11. Faux Fuchsia
    October 11, 2012

    don’t you under what became of the little boy??? love these stories x

  12. Duchesse
    October 11, 2012

    Am spellbound by the effect of (slight) altitude intoxication on your writing. All of it marvelous, but that para positively vibrates. Another magical India post to gobble, then reread at leisure- thank you!

  13. kathy
    October 11, 2012

    Wonderful and colorful post. I love the way you wrote when you were that age as well. It reminded me so much of a trip I did on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, only wish I’d kept a journal. I don’t like downhill either, which is why I’m not a skier. What an amazing and courageous trip for anyone, but at 25 and alone…….

  14. Susan
    October 11, 2012

    My favorite installment from your trip to India!

    7:22 am
    kathy said...

    Lisa ~ Have you gone back to India, or do you want to? I’ve always wanted to ask you this question, after your India posts.

  15. Englishvers
    October 12, 2012

    I always enjoy reading about your travels. India is such a beautfiul spot. Warmly hope you are well, too.

  16. materfamilias
    October 12, 2012

    Wonderful — both the adventure and the telling. Your 25-year old self was already a writer. . . .

  17. Melissa @ I Pick Pretty
    October 12, 2012

    *standing & clapping* When you get around to the book signings for your inevitable travel memoir, I’ll be the first in line.

    That photo of the boy in the red cap is just . . . beyond my ability to capture it in words. What a photo.

  18. Unmana
    October 13, 2012

    I live in India, and I’ve never done anything like that. I need to go trekking in the mountains soon.

  19. columnist
    October 13, 2012

    “A genetic capability for optimism kept me laughing even while trying not to fall through the window.”…I know exactly what you mean. Aren’t life’s experiences truly hilarious? And magical.

  20. Danielle
    October 14, 2012

    Yes, I love that you did this. Love the picture of the little boy, and the one of you on the mountaintop, both very sweet and youthful (in different ways). I am also afraid of going downhill too fast. And I’m proud of you for peeing when you needed to! Hee hee.

  21. LFG’s Dad
    October 14, 2012

    Am I the ONLY one who sees really significant glimpses of your daughter K.C. in that last photo of you? I’m too lazy to read all of the comments.

    12:51 pm
    Lisa said...

    Few people have experienced the K. phenomenon:). And I’ve shown very few photos, so.

  22. Dawn
    October 15, 2012

    What a joy to read of these adventures. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  23. alh
    October 15, 2012

    This is a wonderful post. Beautiful photos, especially you at 25. I hesitated to write my response since it truly isn’t lady like… for many well travelled women of a certain age.. all the places we have peed might be kind of an interesting essay?

    6:42 am
    Lisa said...

    Hahahahaha. Well, even ladies must:).

  24. Susan Partlan
    October 19, 2012

    I love the girl grin :). Boy, I was getting worried about the window. So glad to know you didn’t fall through!

    The picture of the little boy bidding Namaste is so sweet.

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