Tag: paragliding

May 13, 2013 Tessa Bradford 1 comment

Backpacking Nepal Paragliding, Motorcycles and Elephants Karlis and I went from Kathmandu to Chitwan to Pokhara– all across Nepal on the back of a zippy blue motorcycle. We saw elephants, the birthplace of Buddha, and paraglided the Himalayas all along the way.

May 12, 2013 Tessa Bradford 8 comments

A Roadtrip Across Nepal In January, I went to Nepal. It was eye-opening. It was different from any other place I’ve been before. It was beautiful, ugly, awe-inspiring, off-putting, and more than anything else– unforgettable.  It began with a rough start. A layover on a discount Chinese airline resulted in my second flight being cancelled…

November 16, 2012 Tessa Bradford No comments exist

Paragliding Lessons Nicole and I learned how to paraglide while we were living in Taiwan. It was a month of crack-of-dawn mornings to practice in the heat of the Taiwanese sun every day for hours before work, and it was so worth it. This is a video of the first week, our first test flights,…

November 15, 2012 Tessa Bradford 1 comment

A Month of Flying Paragliding has been a sometimes exhilarating, sometimes terrifying, sometimes exhausting, but always incredible experience. It all started back in September.  Nicole and I had gone for lunch, and there was another waiguoren (foreigner) in the cafe. Living in a small town means that foreigners typically are friendly to each other, because it’s…