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PARADISE ON EARTH: Kashmir still lives up to its title despite the massive police presence getting in the way

PARADISE ON EARTH: Kashmir still lives up to its title despite the massive police presence getting in the way

Warfare ravages a country’s tourism for years after conflict ends. One place this is clear is in Kashmir. The border of this...
April 8, 2014 × 0 comments

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CITY OF CULTURE: Bhaktapur, a jewel in Nepal’s Kathmandu valley

CITY OF CULTURE: Bhaktapur, a jewel in Nepal’s Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu stores a number of jewels within the folds of its Himalayan foothills. One of the brightest among them is Bhaktapur,...
April 2, 2014 × 0 comments

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A SYMPHONY OF CACOPHONY: Walking the streets of India

A SYMPHONY OF CACOPHONY: Walking the streets of India

In India the word “bad” doesn’t hold much meaning. For a country of 1.2 billion there’s not much room to move, which means...
December 22, 2013 × 1 comment

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WINTER SOLSTICE: Light up the longest night at Kensington Market

WINTER SOLSTICE: Light up the longest night at Kensington Market

Kensington Market knows how to party. Despite the sub-zero temperatures of late December, market residents and visitors alike...
December 4, 2013 × 0 comments

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VIVA LOS FUNHOGS: California to Patagonia and the climb of Fitz Roy

VIVA LOS FUNHOGS: California to Patagonia and the climb of Fitz Roy

It was an epic journey, a wild and historic climb, an unusual adventure, a formative experience. In the context of the era and...
November 21, 2013 × 1 comment

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View of the nearby Annapurna range reflected on the still water of Phewa Lake - Marina & Enrique (Creative Commons BY)

TRANSCENDENT BEAUTY: From Pokhara to Sarangkot, Nepal

There are some places where natural beauty is so potent that experiencing it can bring a person to a higher place. Pokhara is...
November 15, 2013 × 3 comments

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The Maya Devi Temple marks the spot where the Buddha was born to Queen Maya Devi in 563 BCE.

PILGRIMAGE OF PEACE: Lumbini, Nepal—the site of the Buddha’s birth

Ask most people where the Buddha was from and they’ll tell you India. Ask a Nepali and they’ll be quick to point out that...
October 13, 2013 × 0 comments

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GROWING OUR CHILDREN: A thirst for travel and knowledge begins at birth

GROWING OUR CHILDREN: A thirst for travel and knowledge begins at birth

“Once upon a time, in a land far far away from here… in a place full of strange people and creatures unknown and unvisited,...
August 9, 2013 × 0 comments

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THE SEARCH FOR INNER PEACE: Experiencing the ashram life in India

THE SEARCH FOR INNER PEACE: Experiencing the ashram life in India

When I found myself wedged between a filthy tube door and a sweaty man’s armpit for the fifth morning in a row on my daily commute...
June 28, 2013 × 0 comments