Book of the Week will see you in Kathmandu

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Stephen Johnson dreams big. Himalayas big. He had always wanted to trek there and in 2004, he and his son made the trip. The experience is documented in our Book of the Week, A Nepal Journal.

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While the book’s preview includes interesting photos ranging from rebar and religious relics to monkeys and motorbikes, what really drew me in was the introduction.

Matthew Johnson explains how the adventure came to be: Dad turned 60 and decided to give himself a particularly adventurous present. Matthew then writes about landing in Kathmandu, being greeted by a sherpa, seeing ox carcasses, experiencing altitude sickness, and hearing Tibetan hand-cymbals. I’m thinking that a father and son must be pretty close in order to share such an exotic, challenging trip, and I can only imagine the photos, inside jokes, and priceless memories that came out of it. Now I’m daydreaming about the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang and wondering if my dad would meet me there.

Matthew and Stephen, congratulations on creating such a personal travel journal. We hope it brings you back to your journey in Nepal every time you open it.

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  1. Why, of course he would, if given half a chance.

    By Bob
      December 20, 2007 – 8:29 am   Permalink
  2. You’re on, Dad! I say we do Kathmandu in 2008. Please bring Françoise too; I’m sure she’s up for the trek. And of course I’ll make a book about our trip. -Allison

      December 20, 2007 – 10:16 am   Permalink
  3. Hi Allison,

    I’ve been wanting to join Blur for the longest time and now I finally am! I’m curious though, what’s the process of selling your book in the Blurb bookstore?

    thnx & happy new year!

      January 2, 2008 – 1:54 pm   Permalink
  4. Hi Zinnia. Selling your books is an easy process. If you sign into Blurb, click on My Books and then Set Your Price. This explains how to set your price, sell your books in the Blurb Bookstore, and keep 100% of the profit. From there, our FAQs have a Set Your Price section to answer all of your remaining questions. Just go to the Help section of our Web site and select Set Your Price from the list of FAQ categories on the right of the page. The program is open to U.S. residents at this time, but an international program is planned. I hope that helps. Happy New Year to you as well!


      January 2, 2008 – 8:07 pm   Permalink

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