#TseringinMustang2015, an Instagram series
The summer of 2015 was the first leg of my year away from home. Well, sort of. I grew up in Jersey City but my family hails from Mustang, a region in Nepal that is culturally Tibetan. So technically, I wasn't leaving home, I was going back to it-- back to the place that I identified so strongly with during my early years of self-discovery.
I spent half of the summer in Kathmandu, then headed to the Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang to visit family and work on a volunteer project for victims of the earthquake that struck in April. Here are some photos and stories I compiled during that trip and later shared on Instagram.