Monthly Archives: November 2012

Trekking from Kande to Dhampus to Phedi: What it’s like

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the seriesTrekking to Dhampus

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the seriesTrekking to DhampusTrekking is a tourist favourite in Nepal. You get to go on a walk through villages and see the country in a very different way. However, trekking is very …

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Paragliding in Pokhara: Actually going through with it

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One of the things that I absolutely wanted to do in Pokhara is paragliding. Floating over Fewa lake, with the¬†Himalayas¬†in the background, Fishtail watching, the city ahead of me; this activity was one of the first on my to do …

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Visiting the world peace Pagoda in Pokhara

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One of the advantages of staying at the Peace Dragon Lodge is its proximity to the Peace Pagoda. That’s an understatement; it’s actually around a hundred stairs away. Now, you might think that isn’t much, but after going on the …

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Shopping in Bhaktapur: Pritty Handicrafts

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Another place that has been extremely pleasant to shop at in Bhaktapur is Pritty Handicrafts. Pritty Handicrafts is run by Diwan C. Dhaubhadel, the president of the Bhaktapur Development Commitee (BTDC). Because of this, we called Diwan Mr. President.

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Shopping in Bhaktapur: Lotus Handicrafts

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One of the things that I miss a lot while remembering Nepal is shopping. This is due to how warm the people of that lovely country are and how good it feels to get a good deal through bargaining. Two …

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4 Ways to get around between cities in Nepal: Pros and Cons

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In order to get around inside Nepal one has a number of options, which vary in price, speed, comfort and safety. Option 1: The local bus This is by far the cheapest way to go, at around 7$, but it’s …

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Visiting Twenty Thousand lakes by bike

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The most memorable day during my visit to Chitwan was the visit to Twenty Thousand (Bish Hazari) Lakes by bike. Twenty Thousand lake is a wetland reserve containing a lot of big ponds that look a lot like small lakes, …

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Taking a Jungle walk in Chitwan National Park: what to expect and how to prepare

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Chitwan National Park is the oldest national park of Nepal. It was once known as the Royal Chitwan National Park before the regime change that saw the monarchy step down from the leadership of the country. It’s been granted the …

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Staying at the Sapana Lodge in Chitwan

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I arrived at Sapana lodge late in the afternoon and I was winded from the long drive over from Kathmandu. I was in dire need of a shower and the place was supposed to be in the jungle. I was …

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