Recently, I had the opportunity to contribute to Beatler.com, a local blog that covers food, entertainment, travel, lifestyle and technology. Drawn to one writer’s reflections on his trip to Belize, a place that I explored almost a decade ago, I felt inspired to revisit old journeys by working on a travel piece, this time around my adventures at Royal National Bardia Park in Nepal.
Returning to Nepal in mind and spirit was interesting. When I wrote the Reflection of Nepal series right after my trip, I had felt compelled to get everything down, cramming together flavours, ideas, and lessons learned lest the vivid intensity of experience fade forever from memory. But now a year and a half removed, I found myself revisiting past events with no great hurry, having the time to mull over my notes and the patience to let scenes breathe and develop naturally.
The entire four-part series, complete with the customary themes of nature and culture befitting an Ekostory, has recently been posted online. You can read them here:
- Part 1: Bardia National Park
- Part 2: Elephant Breeding Centre and Tharu Home
- Part 3: Jungle Walk on Foot
- Part 4: Elephants & Rhinos & Tigers Oh My!
I think the end fare, a light little travel tale, turned out simpler and more authentic than the other pieces. But I will leave that assessment up to you, the reader. Until next time.
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