Kirtipur, Nepal – Glorious Newar culture

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Rate our ReviewsMy last moments in Nepal had me back in Kathmandu and I had placed myself in the hands of my guide, Raj, to show me interesting sites. My only rule of thumb was to avoid the standard touristy places and visit someplace where aggressive vendors were not in my face, selling useless trinkets. […]

Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal – Monkey Temple

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Rate our ReviewsSwayambhunath Stupa Kathmandu…Some years ago, a friend of mine visited Kathmandu and came home with the funniest story about her night in a hotel, near a temple, that featured monkeys running around loose and coming into the room. Of course, my first reaction was to research the adjacent Monkey Temple.

Pokhara, Nepal -The largest Buddhist monastery

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Rate our ReviewsBuddhist…During breakfast, in Pokhara, my local tour guide, Raj asked if I wanted to visit a Buddhist Monastery. The day before we had talked about my university studies in Buddhism. I was not aware of any Buddhist monastery in Pokhara, so my response was a resounding YESSSSSSSSSSSS!

Nuwakot, Nepal – Ancient social interaction

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Rate our ReviewsNuwakot Nepal – The day started early in Pohkara and the next three-hour car trip was the same as days before. I had yet to see what I would call the transportation infrastructure in Nepal. Roads generally follow old, winding cart paths, that have existed for centuries, and which have been treated to […]

Pokhara, Nepal- Deeper into the unknown highway

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Rate our ReviewsPokhara…The morning excited me, as I would have my first real glimpse of Kathmandu, the place that had a massive series of earthquakes. When I arrived the night before it was darkness and overall impressions were impossible. A recently read story by CNN painted a deep, dreary picture. Today I would be able […]