Keith in India
Keith Koepsel is spending his sabbatical in India on a
teacher exchange. He posts his story as it unfolds over on the message
www.backpacker.com, but I asked him if I could
host here all in one place. As e-mails come in (Parts 1..4), this page will be updated.
that tells the plan.
Note: these sections came over several months, but I
just posted them in November...
Emails from Keith
- Part 1
Here are some highlights of my trip so far. I have finished 14 days, and have about 10 more days until I hit Kashmir. But, this is the last chance to use a friend's computer. From now on, it will be more questionable, as I'll have to use internet cafes. I don't know their system, how crowded, etc.
- Part 2
I left Singapore early in the morning on
June 24th via railroad. I was at the railway station, and went through the
lines and had 5 minutes to spare before the train took off. That first train
left at 8AM, and arrived at Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia at 2PM on
the same day.
- Part 3
Welcome from India. I hope you are all in good health and spirits. In my last long email in July, I told about the last half of my travels on my way to Leh, Ladakh
here in northern India. If you have not gotten parts 1 and 2 of my travelogue
in June, please let me know. Since July, I have settled in, both at home and
at school. This email, though, will cover the basics of what I have been up to
since the fourth of July.
- Part 4
I am back from my first Nepal Trek, the Annapurna Trek. Below is a slightly shorter version of the story I posted in Backpacker.com Most is the same, but I've changed a few things. Tomorrow, I return to Ladakh.
- Part 5
I have had an interesting month and a half since arriving back in Ladakh in
early November. I will give the highlights here. But, first, I have some things
I would like to mention, of which you may be interested.
- Part 6
I pray that all of you are doing well and are in good health. My whirlwind
trip of Western and Southern India is done, and I am back in Delhi. In two more
days, I will be going back to Leh and minus 30 degree temperatures at night
time. Quite a change from the tropics and the beaches, coconut trees, and
bananas I've had for the last month!
- Part 7
I have just gotten back to Delhi after doing my ice trek on the Zanskar
River, and am on my way now to Nepal where I plan to hike in to Everest Base
Camp before starting to teach again in March. Details of that ice trek are
- Part 8
This is part 8 of 10 of my year's update. This will be the last installment for about 5 months, due to the last leg of my Ladakh teaching, followed by my Rupshu Trek lasting that long. Part 9 will come out in early August, and Part 10 when I'm back in America
sometime in September.
- Part 9
I am finally back to Delhi after 5 months in Leh with slow internet. I will
use this email to update you on those past 5 months.
- Part 10
This is the last of my ten articles telling of my year in India teaching
school and visiting that part of the world.
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