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  • Changing Times, New Flavors

    Barsa Thapa

    There are many new restaurants coming up in Thamel; here are five that offer some great new flavors. Thamel and its ever bustling streets has been the country’s, as well as foreigners’, go-to place since as long as we all can remember. One could not visit Nepal and not

    May.16.2017
  • A Little Bit of Everything

    Avantika Shrestha

    It’s a one-stop destination for souvenir hunting, with the choices so many and so charming, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to buy. When one thinks of Thamel, the rows of curio shops that line many streets and alleys of this ancient town definitely come to mind.

    May.09.2017
  • Hidden Places to Eat in Thamel

    ECS Reporters

    Fancy something delicious, but somewhere away from the usual? Here are some eateries that could be what you’re looking for. There are a lot of well-known restaurants in Thamel, both international and local, but there are an even greater number of small, hidden places. Many, but not all, offer

    May.08.2017
  • Thamel Revisited

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Change is the only constant, and it holds as true for Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, as for anything else. I once lived near Thamel many years before it became what it is today: the most popular destination for tourists visiting Nepal, a place most backpackers

    May.04.2017
  • Writing the Epic Trek

    Don Messerschmidt

    "A good author should always suffer for his or her art. Well, the best travel writers suffer more than most, so perhaps that’s why their books are so memorable..." - AbeBooks.com In 1984, as Nepal was experiencing an influx intrepid world travelers with lax control over where

    Apr.30.2017
  • When the Mountains Moved, an Unforgettable Trek

    Astha Shrestha Joshi

    April 2015's historic earthquake, experienced far from home, amongst the Annapurna mountains. Oh, you heard the whole commotion last night?” asked my guide. “I did try to drown out all the noise and go back to sleep, but it was really hard to,” I replied. To tell

    Apr.28.2017
  • Discover the Timeless Energy of the Moment

    Anna Egan

    Not just for exercise, yoga has a deeper side that can do wonders when used as part of a healthy lifestyle. Yoga is a path of self-understanding that was developed in India over 5,000 years ago, and continues to evolve today. The path is a systematic approach

    Apr.19.2017
  • Drink To Your Health

    Sajan Shreemali

    Studies continue to show the beneficial value of regularly having a cup of tea. Not to mention, it's just plain good! A tea mood is usually driven by a wakeup call in the morning. A daily dose of three to four cups of tea is what we

    Apr.19.2017
  • Nature’s All-Purpose Miracle Drug

    Avantika Shrestha

    Discover just a few of the many amazing benefits to be found in one of nature's own sweet, delicious wonders. At my grandparents’ home, a spoonful of honey with a dash of ginger is the cure-all when it comes to any throat-related disease, especially the flu. This

    Apr.17.2017
  • Ancient Melodies, Young Performers

    Evangeline Neve

    Actively promoting Nepal’s traditional instrument, Project Sarangi is fostering a new generation of musicians being showcased all around the city. Recently I was lucky to meet Kiran Nepali. I say lucky, because meeting him felt inspiring and rejuvenating to me. In an age when many seem sadly

    Apr.16.2017
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