Night Butterfly - a trek in Nepal before the Earthquake

In the fall of 2014, I went on a three-part trek in north central Nepal that included the Tamang Heritage Trail, the Langtang Valley and the Gosainkund Lakes — not suspecting that only half a year later, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake would cause utter destruction and loss of life in this transcendent region

Link to my story on the Maptia site: https://maptia.com/ritamendesflohr/stories/night-butterfly

Stairway to Water - stepwells in Gujarat and Rajasthan, India

this is the 2016 version - I have since written a new prologue and added the photographs from 2018 - under WORDS on my own website

STAIRWAY TO WATER

India's stepwells, unique and mysterious architectural creations, were dug into the earth to reach the low groundwater level in India's arid regions. Here is my search for the stepwells in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Delhi

Link to my story on the Maptia site: https://maptia.com/ritamendesflohr/stories/stairway-to-water

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