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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 »

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 »

Namabuddha Temple, Nepal – Gallery

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This beautiful and spiritual place is in the Kathmandu valley and a short distance from Panauti. The bus trip to the Buddhist temple and monastery is interesting and sometimes exciting. The relatively new monastery at namabuddha is in such a great position overlooking the surrounding countryside. The paintings by the monks are a joy to behold and are still in the process of being painted on the walls even as worship is in progress. A really wonderful place to visit. It is disrespectful to photograph inside the monastery and so you will have to walk or bus it to the top to witness the beautiful works. Read More »

Worst Job in India? – Not quite

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Who would want to be a tuktuk (auto rickshaw) tour guide in Bangalore? It’s an earner for sure but how limited are the options. We discovered the limitations of Bangalore after a very un-relaxing 12 hour sleeper bus ride from Munnar to Bangalore when had the invidious task of finding suitable accommodation at 4:30 in the dark, hot,sticky morning. I would not normally have succumbed to sucker pressure tactics but in this instance we had little ... Read More »

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