Such a Fascinating Country, the joys are so many…and travelling with Personalized Odysseys made the journey even more memorable.

Nepal – if it isn’t already on your radar – it needs to be! Such a fascinating country and a wonder for the photographer, whether amateur or professional. The joys are so many: trekking amidst terraced rice fields, visiting the medieval temple towns and World Heritage sites, reeling in the sights and sounds of Chitwan National Park with its elephants and rhinoceros, and savoring the dal, rice and curry dishes. One of the most appealing aspects to Nepal is its religious harmony, very noticeable when one visits the temples and stupas. While the 2015 earthquake had a great impact, the country is absolutely recovering and one can sense the reconstruction energy.

Once you’ve made up your mind to visit Nepal, the choice of a tour company is easy. Sandy Colony’s Personalized Odysseys is so worthy it’s hard to know where to start in singing its praises. Sandy is passionate about exotic travel and possesses the requisite attention to detail to make for perfect journeys. Before your departure, she will have sent you detailed information about the country, the tour and what to pack. Her choices of local tour operators and guides is always spot on and I especially appreciate her choices of unique, non-run-of-the-mill hotels. Over the years, she has garnered personal contacts who make for special experiences such as attendance at a Buddhist puja at a monastery, a talk on meditation, readings with a famous astrologer, and a festival dinner at the home of a guide. I’ve travelled with her to Namibia as well, and can testify to equivalent special experiences there. As with travel of any kind, there is always the unknown but when the unexpected arises, Sandy always manages to unravel difficulties quickly and satisfactorily. All of these factors make her journeys so memorable. No wonder she has so many repeat guests!

Mary S.
Santa Barbara, CA
2016