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The Goose Woman

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments · on foot

Sometimes a frequently-asked question creates a bridge between worlds, as Shelley Buck learns during a chance encounter in the Himalayan foothills. I’m on a hillside not far from the Tibetan refugee village in Northern India, climbing through the forest on the mountain’s flank on my way to somewhere, when I meet a tiny old woman […]

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When Pigs Take Flight

January 31st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Road Less Travelled

Shelley Buck’s sudden  introduction to recycling during her visit to Goa turns out to be unexpectedly intimate. By the time I arrive in Goa, my eyeballs are creamy again and my skin color’s no longer yellow, but I am still weak after the bout with food-borne hepatitis. A quiet stay in Goa—known for its broad […]

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The Boomerang Travel Book

March 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Books

As Shelley Buck sat down to write East: A Woman on the Road to Kathmandu, chance delivered an incredible surprise. In the year 2012, a strange thing happened. After finishing writing my first book and duly marching Floating Point to a series of readings and events, I turned to another I had meant to write […]

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Chasing Karma/Teaching Tibetans

July 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Travel Memoir

In the year 2000, novelist Jacob Sackin taught English in Dharamsala, a village in the Himalayan foothills where the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, and many refugees from Tibet have settled. In these excerpts, parts of a longer essay, Sackin chronicles vivid and bittersweet moments as exiles and a new generation of young Tibetans confront […]

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