Nepal’s “Living Goddess”: Kumari

Many nations have their beauty queens. In Nepal, the Kumari — or “Living Goddess” — takes female perfection to the highest level: worship. There are several Kumaris in Nepal who are worshiped by Hindu and Buddhist followers. These young women, chosen at ages ranging from four years old to seven, spend their youth adored as…

Nepal: The Adventure Begins

Normally I like to travel solo. But there are some parts of the world where I’m not comfortable going alone. I could get irretrievably lost. Before I ever dreamed of living in France I planned a tour to Kathmandu and Nepal. It was something I’d wanted to do since I was in college.¬†Back then I…