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Flying to Kathmandu from India

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The journey from India to Nepal (Kathmandu)is best done by plane but there is also the extended but less comfortable route by train and bus dependent upon where you are leaving India from. I was leaving from Delhi and decided on a flight costing approx £60 one way from Delhi International Airport to Kathmandu Tribhuban International Airport. The airport is easily accessed using the new and efficient metro from down town Delhi. An Airport Hotel In my ... Read More »

Kathmandu, Nepal – Gallery

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I visited Kathmandu for 1 week and stayed for 2 months...yes it's chaotic, yes it's dirty, yes it's dusty, yes it's smoggy or muddy BUT it is also fascinating. Temples, distinct districts, tradition and culture along with ever smiling people make this a worthwhile place to come...and not JUST to head off trekking in the Himalayas. Waalk around here an marvel wide eyed at the diversity of sights and experiences. Read More »

Bhaktapur, Nepal – Gallery

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Bhaktapur is an absolute "must visit" when you come to Nepal. This beautiful ancient city is world renowned for art, Newar culture, marvellous buildings and monuments. There are fantastic shopping opportunities for local crafts and you can witness pottery being sculpted or thrown or Thanka paintings being hand painted. There are numerous festivals (as there are all over Nepal) in this UNESCO world heritage site. There are temples and Museums so there is no end of things to experience here. In the Bhaktapur Durbar Square you find temples, Palaces ad monasteries with the backdrop of the Himalayas. You must visit here. Read More »

Our Choice of Cause – Khagendra New Life Disabled Centre

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I have so many articles to write about as a consequence of my Asian journey to date and the backlog builds daily. But the trip itself has not just been a self centred pleasure affair even though I have certainly gained so much from it. Di, my partner, and I have been searching for deserving causes to provide some long term support to; both in the country of origin and remotely from the UK. This ... Read More »

Panauti, Nepal – Gallery

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This is a very beautiful village in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. It is largely unspoilt by tourists and is an extremely spiritual place in Nepali culture. I spent some days here establishing a new base for Nelly of Nepally Dream and found the relaxed nature of the place a perfect place to visit. Read More »

In Giving We Receive, Nepal – Gallery

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This brief gallery is intended to give a view of the great work being done by the Oz based charity, In Giving We Receive (IGWR). I photographed these happy kids in a Kathmandu house purposely and tastefully refurbished to accommodate these children. Well done Peter, Lia, Marie and Raja Read More »

Volunteer Work for Free – Nepal and India

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Volunteering and voluntary work is an activity researched by many of us, young and old alike, wishing to do something meaningful and worthwhile either at home or abroad. This can take the form of working with charities, animals, nature or often the most sought after; working with local less fortunate people and children, this time in a less well off foreign country. Sadly there is one thing which often curbs our enthusiasm to venture abroad ... Read More »

Kumari – A Living Goddess in Nepal

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The Kumari is a living goddess in Nepal and revered as such. She is a young girl and remains the living goddess until the time of her first menstruation at which point she will cease to have Kumari status and the complex selection process will begin again to find the replacement. There are more than one Kumari in Nepal but I had the privilege to see her appear at the courtyard window of her residence ... Read More »

Extending your Visa in Nepal

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Extending your visa in Nepal has its own difficulties and the main one can be the time taken to complete the process through the Nepal Immigration. I was well aware of the difficulties because Paul, my son, had recently renewed his visa and had explained it was a bit of a pain doing so. The standard tourist visa issued upon entry to Nepal will usually be a month visa costing $40US but if you are ... Read More »

Disappointed with your Holiday Destination?

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How many times have we travelled to a dream destination only to be sadly disappointed by the place? I sincerely hope it is not too often otherwise you will by now be a dyed in the wool “Stay at home” person when it comes to holidays. Why is it we would be disappointed? I believe that the way we perceive things starts at birth and we are influenced by everything from schooling, growing up, family, ... Read More »

Cheapest Travel Destinations in Asia

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Many students and backpackers seek for the cheapest place where they can have a vacation. Oftentimes, they go to Asia because the currency there is lower compared to other countries. So if you have 100 British Pounds, then that’s already more than 6,000 Philippine Pesos or 3,000,000 Vietnamese Dongs already. You can become an instant millionaire in a foreign country just by exchanging your pocket money. Isn’t that awesome? I know reading this got you ... Read More »

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