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Considered one of the most impressive of dzongs in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in the country and former seat of the national government

LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON: Some of Bhutan’s top sights [photo gallery]

The Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the world’s premier travel destinations, known for its Himalayan mountain scenery, Buddhist dzongs,...
July 6, 2014 × 4 comments

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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 × 1 comment

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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