Nepal

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Nepal – Why We Shall Never Return

by Joseph Ellis February 10, 2014

During the course of our travels, we have forborne many euphoric moments… but there have been some nightmarish experiences as well. But the one that towers over them all is the one we experienced at Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport. It is harrowing enough to make us never want to visit that country ever again. Nepal is a beautiful country. Its […]

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The Booby Traps of Kathmandu

by Rosemarie John September 22, 2013

“Watch it!” yelled Joe. It was yet another loose electrical wire that had fallen and stood hanging some one feet from the ground. Engrossed in photographing the city life, I hadn’t noticed what was positioned right in front of me on the “pedestrian” walkway we were on. If he hadn’t yelled, I would have tripped and fallen onto a pile […]

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Kathmandu in September

by Rosemarie John July 16, 2013

As the blistering summer ends and with winter to set in, autumn in Nepal is one of the most pleasant seasons to explore the Kathmandu Valley. With clear skies, deep green landscapes, sculptured white caps of the Himalayan Range and red brick and terracotta structures that surround the city, Kathmandu offers visitors an array of breath-taking panoramas, mystical temples, wandering […]

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Staying at the Dwarika’s Hotel – Nepal

by Rosemarie John March 16, 2013

If you’re heading to Kathmandu, there can be no better choice than a heritage hotel that contains some of the best Nepali craftsmanship that captures the beauty and spirit of Kathmandu’s traditions. The key to enjoying Kathmandu is getting a decent accommodation. It is important to note that your hotel in more ways than one acts as your sanctuary whenever […]

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Driving Up to Nagarkot

by Rosemarie John November 15, 2012

With altitudes ranging between 100 metres above sea level to the pinnacle of the Earth which is Mount Everest, Nepal is undoubtedly a vast mountainous country with many hill stations . Amongst them, located 32 kilometres east of Kathmandu is Nagarkot. Situated within the Bhaktapur District, Nagarkot is known for its scenic spots of the Himalayas when the weather is […]

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Everest Mountain Flight – For the Adventurer in You

by Rosemarie John November 5, 2012

The highlight of a trip to Kathmandu is the opportunity to set your eyes up-close on majestic Mount Everest. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp isn’t for everybody. It requires patience, high endurance, the ability to adapt to truly basic amenities while outdoors and the possibility of accidents and fatal health and weather risks. The mountain flight on the other […]

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The Religious Sites of Kathmandu Valley

by Rosemarie John October 14, 2012

Nepal is the seat of two ancient religions of Hinduism and Buddhism and  therefore a great melting point for the two great cultures of India and China with whom it shares its borders. It is a deeply religious place boasting 2000 year old temples spread across the Kathmandu Valley in particular. Here is a brief glimpse into their world of […]

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The Dattatreya Courtyard of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

by Rosemarie John September 25, 2012

Part of the three ancient kingdoms of Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is filled with monuments made from terracotta and carved wood columns along with palaces and temples decked with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. The Dattatreya Square is one such courtyard. The seat of royalty until the 15th century or so, the area is home to a great number […]

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Exploring the Kathmandu Durbar Square

by Rosemarie John September 20, 2012

Known locally as the Hanuman-Dhoka Durbar Square, the Kathmandu Durbar Square located in the heart of old Kathmandu city in Basantapur is one of three ancient medieval kingdoms. Previously a walled fortress known as Durbar (Palace) Square, the Kathmandu Durbar Square is among the region’s revered World Heritage Sites. Surrounded by concrete buildings, the complex was once the residence of […]

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