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Panauti, Nepal – Gallery

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.

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In Giving We Receive, Nepal – Gallery

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

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Volunteer Work for Free – Nepal and India

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 …

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Namabuddha Temple, Nepal – Gallery

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.

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Garbage Warrior – Eco Film

This is an enthralling documentary which I watched and wrote about initially when we owned www.documentarytube.com and I am inspired to post it separately on this site following a chance meeting with two young paragliders in a cafe in Pokhara, Nepal. They have embarked upon their own eco project in the hills overlooking Pokera and close to the launchsite for their paragliding passion. Lucian and Pierre are from Germany(originally from Romania) and France but have …

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Lazy Days in Menorca

If you’ve got rest and relaxation on the agenda, with lazy days spent snoozing on the beach or pleasant walks through beautiful landscapes, Menorca would certainly tick all the right boxes. As low-key holidays go, this stunning island certainly knows how it’s done. Most resorts are clustered around attractive beaches, many of which are beautiful golden-sanded affairs with scented pines providing some welcome shelter from the midday sun, and dramatic cliffs tumbling down to rocky …

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Kumari – A Living Goddess in Nepal

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 …

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Extending your Visa in Nepal

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 …

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An Evening in London: An Ideal Night on the Tiles

There’s nothing better than being able to shut the door to the office for the weekend, to enjoy a well-earned break. Whether you have plans to spend it with your little ones or you’re heading for the bright lights of London to enjoy what’s on offer there, having the chance to let go every once in awhile is much-needed. Visit Travelodge.co.uk to find cheap hotels in London if you have plans in the capital – …

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Happy First Travel Birthday

Last year on the 6th of June 2012, two young guys set off on their travels to embark on a trip of a lifetime and to fulfill their hopes and dreams. These two guys are our very own Ian and Scott, or as they like to be known as Thomo and Scottydogg. As they are my fellow writers and friends, I wanted to do something special for them both, as these days they are so …

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Bundaberg to Darwin Road Trip in Oz

This is a small gallery which I rendered to capture the essence of our road trip from Bundaberg to Darwin taking 5 days and covering 3800 Km...It was a very raw and very fun journey through the outback! Big love to Emily and Fanny who travelled with us ;)

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When Dreams Come True

This is the first post from an inspiring young French girl. She become acquainted with Ian my son who writes on this site and has encouraged her to tell her story. She asked me to review her article and correct her grammar or spelling mistakes. I decided any correction would detract from the vibrancy and soulfulness of the article and so have left it just as it was sent to me….when you read this you will be …

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Nepally Dream

This is a short gallery of pictures from Nelly one of our impassioned authors who is from France but has a vision for her future life working with orphaned children in Nepal.

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Nepali Children’s Trust, Nepal – Gallery

This amazing establishment was set up to cater for the disabled children of Nepal and it is a one of a kind. It is run on a voluntary basis but it is the children who would melt the heart of anyone. Kids with shocking disabilities simply live without complaint and they all attend local schools...this is such a worthy cause to support.

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Khagendra New Life Home, Nepal – Gallery

This is Khagendra New Life Home in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the only purpose built resource in Nepal catering for the long term severely handicapped. It is a voluntary Nepal Disabled association founded in 1969 but continually improving ...and in need of sustained funding and improvement. A very humbling and yet uplifting place.

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