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Long-Distance Walks with Mark Moxon

Annapurna Circuit: Preamble

Himalayan billboard advertising
The Himalayan equivalent of billboard advertising along the eastern Circuit

Nepal freaked me out instantly, in much the same way the cool, silent night air does as you leave the rock concert, ears still ringing. Compared to the hustle and bustle of India, Nepal feels like a quiet backwater; the fact that I had to put my watch forward by exactly fifteen minutes at the border only emphasises the difference between India and the mountain kingdom to the north.

Himalayan billboard advertising
The equivalent on the western side
Marijuana plants
Marijuana grows naturally along a surprisingly large portion of the Circuit