Cooking in Kathmandu

“Twice a day?” I confirmed, not believing what I was hearing, “Every day?”  Anu smiled. “Yes. Every day.” We were referring to dal bhat, the traditional dish of Nepal, which people there do indeed eat twice each day, every day. And they LOVE it. When you walk through the streets of Kathmandu (or any Nepali…

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Southern Sichuan’s Hanging Coffins

“Xuanguan!” the bus ticket-collecter exclaimed to me when I said I was headed to Luobiao. “Yes!” I exclaimed excitedly, “Xuanguan!” I paid my 22 yuan and settled into a 2.5 hour bus trip down a river gorge into what felt like the middle of nowhere. I don’t think it was, really, as the bus seemed…

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