Bringing People Together in Devotion and Prayer No matter how many times one says it, and no matter how highly publicized the fact, one has to be in the moment to truly fathom the rich culture of this fascinating country.
What are the basic things in life? Food, clothes, and shelter! Food provides nutrients necessary for survival, but we cannot ignore how the norm of food has changed with the passage of time, and where food stands today, aside from it being merely fuel for the human body.
Raise it Up, Let’s Build it Again Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking at length with Mani Lama, a descendent of the original Chinia Lama, whose family has been, for years, the guardians and caretakers of the epic Boudhanath Stupa. In last month’s
A Journey to Salvation We had our breakfast in 'Yak Donald's', Nepal's answer to McDonald's, and saw the early morning sun kissing the cold hard mountain as she started to dazzle like gold. When I watched 'Paths of the soul', a movie about Tibetan pilgrims
Before Rocks and Mountains “What are we before rocks and mountains?” Elizabeth Bennet, one of Jane Austen’s immortal characters, exclaims when her beloved sister suffered from heartbreak. If you too are going through a bitter breakup, defeated by the pressures of hectic life, or just want to
The Enterprising Chinese of Thamel Down the years, a Little China has sprung up around Thamel, and it has many hard-working Chinese with great enterprising spirit. Do these Chinese words attract your attention while walking in Thamel? I would say, “Yes, they
Discover Kathmandu’s Rich Artistic Heritage There’s much about Nepal that makes it one of the world’s top tourist destinations; and there’s much about its capital that makes it an art lover’s delight. Okay, so Kathmandu is not the Shangri-La it once was.
What Top 5 Souvenirs You Would Never Regret Bringing Back Home? After visiting this beautiful Himalayan country, make sure that you return home with a suitcase full of the best souvenirs of Nepal. When you travel to Nepal, special, delicate and colorful
Dhunche to Gosaikunda, the Best of the Langtang Trail The Langtang trail is one of the most breathtaking trips you can take, perhaps in a lifetime. We did it last May. Here are some of our experiences, with some advice for others who might want to take the same
Two Girls on a Weekend Getaway Leisurely swims with luxury at hand, yoga to rejuvenate the soul, boat rides on a lake tranquil and shimmering with sunshine, music that compels the body to sway, and food that inspire as much as sustain, this is a weekend getaway
Holiday Comfort Zone with Newari Accent Set in the midst of Patan Durbar Square, Lalit Heritage Home has the perfect location for guests and tourists to feel the complete essence of home, with a spectacular view of the heritage from just about any room. With
The Magic of Mystic Mountain Mystic Mountain Hotel: When the point of perfection meets the point of height Thirty-two kilometers from Kathmandu, Nagarkot is a serene hill with a 270-degree panoramic view of the Himalaya. Driving along the crooked paths uphill, you can see Mystic
Pokhara Grande Hotel Grandeur at its Best Pokhara Grande Hotel lives up to its name with its grand lobby, massive conference halls, and eminent restaurants. Size matters here, and the quality of service, also, is not meager in any way. Its five-star grandeur and the luxury
A Museological Tour of Kathmandu Valley The valley of Kathmandu has a history much richer, deeper, and mystifying than known to most of us. According to Hindu mythology, it is said to have originated in the mythological era due to the draining of the water of the valley by