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The Living Goddess Kumari of Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu’s Durbur Square, the traditional heart of the old town, offers a dizzying number of gods, goddess and deities on display. Intermingled between the Buddhism and Hinduism symbolism is one of the most fascinating, and somewhat mysterious aspects of Hindu … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 23Aug12 Phuket Thailand

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to picturesque Phromthep Cape in the southern most point of Phuket, Thailand to see the “Elephant Shrine.” As Thailand is predominantly Buddhist, this shrine is often mistaken as Buddhist, but in … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 7AUG12 Guardian Lions in Singapore

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to Singapore’s Tan Si Chong Su Temple to see the guardian lions. Guardian lions or as they are known by their Chinese name shíshī meaning stone lion, are a common architectural … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 12July12 Mount Everest

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the top of the world, Sagarmāthā or as it is known by most westerners, Mount Everest. Called Sagarmāthā in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet, both words translate to Holy Mother … Continue reading

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Do I Really Need Travel Insurance?

So you are about to head out on that trip of a lifetime with everything planned to the last detail. Pets are cared for, house sitter arranged, contingency plans are set at work for your absence, every last detail addressed … Continue reading

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Travel Tips: How not to get on an elephant

The internet is full of blogs and DIY sites explaining how to do practically everything and anything – but this is more about how not to do something. After an elephant top safari through the Chitwan Wildlife Preserve in Nepal, … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 14May12 Chitwan, Nepal

This is one of the two genus of elephants that exist, the Indian or sometimes called the Asian elephant -  the other being the African. The easiest way to differentiate between the two is the size of the ears. Elephants … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 8Feb12 Nepal

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to the steamy grasslands of the Himalayan foothills in southern Nepal to meet a female Asiatic one horn rhino and her calf. These magnificent creatures were photographed cooling off in a … Continue reading

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Are You Wearing The Right Shoes For Your Adventure?

A guest post by Mer-ee for GW Nunn Adventures I know what you’re thinking… why is a stuffed lion mascot writing about shoes? He doesn’t even wear shoes!  Well I know plenty about shoes, I am packed with them all … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 17Oct11 Nepal

  This week’s travel photo takes us to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal to learn about a traditional Hindu funeral. Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest and most sacred Hindu temple in Nepal and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Nepalese legend … Continue reading

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