There are travels that add stories to your repertoire, travels that offer glimpses of beauty, and travels that are just fun as hell. Then there are travels that leave you feeling like your heart is beating outside of your chest, like you’ve discovered a brand new piece of the world and have allowed yourself to become wholly and entirely vulnerable to it. These are the trips that change everything and leave you staring out the window on the ride home — dazed, not quite ready to process, and incapable of doing anything other than shaking your head in disbelief.
The dust takes a long time to settle, and when it does you can never quite go back to being the same person you were before. For me, Nepal was this sort of trip. It made me reevaluate everything, it shook me up, it left an indelible imprint on my life.