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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 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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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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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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Travel Photo of the Week 10Sept11 Nepal

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us the the dusty streets of Durbur Square in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal to meet a Hindu holy man or sadhu. It is a common misconception that Nepal is predominantly … Continue reading

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June’s Travel Book Review Little Princes

Little Princes is this month’s Travel Book of the Month. A story of a man that set out with less than nobel intentions, yet found his way by making a difference in the lives of lost Nepalese children and their … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 6May11 Nepal

Namaste and welcome to this week’s Travel Photo of the Week as we travel to the sacred Kathmandu valley of Nepal. These spinning prayer wheels were photographed in the Buddhist Temple of Swayambhunath or as referred to by tongue-tied tourists, … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the week 23Feb11

Shangri-La is what I like to call this photo. It was taken May 6, 2009 in Pokhara in the Himalaya’s of Nepal shortly after sunrise. The misty mountain clouds add a sereneness to this image of a mother and daughter … Continue reading

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