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April 2018

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  • The Thump that Binds

    The Thump that Binds

    Jackie Taylor

    The Thump that Binds by Jackie Taylor Nepal’s adventure tourism market is growing, and along with it, the market for motorbike tours. With better bikes being available in Nepal, and a growing number of people who can afford such trips, the trend is to get out of the

    Apr.05.2018
  • Respecting the Earth through Experiential Learning and Adventure

    Respecting the Earth through Experiential Learning and Adventure

    Jackie Taylor

    Respecting the Earth through Experiential Learning and Adventure by Jackie Taylor When I was young, there was no internet and no social media.  ‘Social media’ meant actually meeting up with your friends in the light British evenings or summer holidays to build a tree house, cycle

    Apr.05.2018
  • FAR OUT

    FAR OUT

    Don Messerschmidt

    FAR OUT By Mark Liechty Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt  Since opening up to the outside in the early 1950s, and especially after the arrival of Westerners in large numbers from the late 1960s onward, Nepal has been hailed (by some) as being “Far Out” culturally and geographically.

    Apr.05.2018
  • Safeguarding World Heritage

    Safeguarding World Heritage

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    Safeguarding World Heritage By Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha The concept of World Heritage Sites (WHS) was created as an international movement for protecting heritages after World War I. The 1972 UNESCO Convention, concerning the protection of cultural and natural heritage around the world, developed as a byproduct

    Apr.05.2018
  • Having Trouble with the Spouse?

    Having Trouble with the Spouse?

    Amar B Shrestha

    Having Trouble with the Spouse? By Amar B Shrestha It is literally the very center of the capital, and so it’s always a crowded place, with throngs all around crowding around the many street vendors and hurrying across the overhead walkway, and numerous batuwas (pedestrians) trudging along the

    Apr.05.2018
  • On Writing Abroad

    On Writing Abroad

    Don Messerschmidt

    On Writing Abroad By Don Messerschmidt Are you a traveler, writer, or arm-chair explorer interested in other cultures and peoples, beyond the bounds of your neighborhood, town, or country? This book will whet your appetite and give you new vistas and modes of expression. It is designed to

    Apr.05.2018
  • Fun N Learn @ The Last Resort

    Fun N Learn @ The Last Resort

    Fun N Learn @ The Last Resort We make, learning about leadership and teambuilding programs to various corporate houses because they are experiential, challenging and fun Adventure learning at The Last Resort pushes back the boundaries of your imagination and embark on a journey of exploration

    Apr.05.2018
  • Five things to do in Nepal - April 2018

    Five things to do in Nepal - April 2018

    Five things to do – April 2018 With the Nepali New Year around the corner and warmer weather finally upon us, we turn to some tasty libations for this months ‘Five Things to Do—or Drink—in Nepal. Aila: This potent Nepali firewater comes in many degrees of

    Apr.04.2018
  • Eating the Wilderness

    Eating the Wilderness

    Sushma Joshi

    Eating the Wilderness by Sushma Joshi Eating weeds, while something of a pastime in childhood, never occurred to me as a particularly good idea. Perhaps it was my Brahmin childhood, where food was strictly prepared and served, with nothing other than the prescribed ingredients going into the cooking

    Apr.04.2018
  • Runner Extraordinaire

    Runner Extraordinaire

    Evangeline Neve

    Runner Extraordinaire “I kind of fell into racing at the long end!” –Ultra-runner Lizzy Hawker by Evangeline Neve After just five minutes’ conversation with Lizzy Hawker, I was in awe. All I could ask myself was how I had managed to go so long

    Apr.04.2018
  • A Jatra like No Other

    A Jatra like No Other

    Amar B. Shrestha

    A Jatra like No Other By Amar B. Shrestha Bhaktapur is a pretty ancient city that, from a bird’s eye view, is supposed to have the shape of a flying pigeon, and besides being the origin of the original Nepali cap, the Bhadgaunle topi, and the original dress

    Apr.04.2018
  • Seeing Manang through the Eyes of a Local

    Seeing Manang through the Eyes of a Local

    Helen O’Gorman

    Seeing Manang through the Eyes of a Local by Helen O’Gorman For those of us who may never see Tibet, one high corner of Nepal is preserving Tibetan Buddhist culture beautifully. Buddhists don’t celebrate Dashain (although they do, Tihar), and at this time of year, a friend and

    Apr.04.2018
  • Choosing the Less Trodden Path

    Choosing the Less Trodden Path

    Sambid Bilas Pant

    Choosing the Less Trodden Path Words and Photos: Sambid Bilas Pant We reached the Manakamana Temple at Dalchowki early in the evening. As the sun peaked high above us and gently dissolved behind the green hills and wide-open landscapes, we were in a state of dilemma

    Apr.04.2018
  • Finding Inspiration Aplenty in an Enchanted Land

    Finding Inspiration Aplenty in an Enchanted Land

    Gordon Davidson

    Finding Inspiration Aplenty in an Enchanted Land by Gordon Davidson As a Scottish artist, I had an interest in painting mountains from an early age. I developed my style of painting using a limited color scheme to capture the moody, atmospheric mountains on the west coast of

    Apr.04.2018
  • In the Footprints of the Guerillas

    In the Footprints of the Guerillas

    Amar B. Shrestha

    In the Footprints of the Guerillas By Amar B. Shrestha Here is an excerpt from the timeline of the Nepalese Civil War, mostly related to incidents that occurred in western Nepal. It makes for interesting reading, to say the least. 1996, February: In addition to other police

    Apr.04.2018
  • A Temple in the Jungle, a Temple to Memory

    A Temple in the Jungle, a Temple to Memory

    Evangeline Neve

    A Temple in the Jungle, a Temple to Memory by Evangeline Neve There were many memorable moments during the recent visit I made to Temple Tiger, the venerable resort now located on the outskirts of Chiwan National Park. Some of these include multiple close encounters with animals (more

    Apr.04.2018
  • Beyond Dakshinkali: A Fascinating Ridge Walk out of the Valley

    Beyond Dakshinkali: A Fascinating Ridge Walk out of the Valley

    Dinesh Rai

    Beyond Dakshinkali: A Fascinating Ridge Walk out of the Valley by Dinesh Rai For those who love to get out of the city and head up the hills, the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley present endless possibilities for hikers, and all one needs to do is search

    Apr.04.2018
  • Swinging in a Himalayan Hammock

    Swinging in a Himalayan Hammock

    Erin Green

    Swinging in a Himalayan Hammock by Erin Green I’ve been searching for a good hammock, and I’ve found a Nepal-produced piece of resting perfection. They’re made by a tight team of three just outside Kathmandu. Since the business began, these hammocks have traveled all over the world—to Chile,

    Apr.04.2018
  • Art that Moves You: Meeting Paubha Master Artist Udaya Charan Shrestha

    Art that Moves You: Meeting Paubha Master Artist Udaya Charan Shrestha

    Eliz Manandhar

    Art that Moves You: Meeting Paubha Master Artist Udaya Charan Shrestha by Eliz Manandhar When he sold his first painting to a curio-shop at Basantapur at the age of 13, Udaya Charan Shrestha’s happiness knew no bounds. It was a painting of a Vajrayogini and he sold

    Apr.04.2018
  • Dancing with the Yaks: Mountain Biking in Nepal

    Dancing with the Yaks: Mountain Biking in Nepal

    Sambid Bilas Pant

    Dancing with the Yaks: Mountain Biking in Nepal Words: Sambid Bilas Pant Photos: Santosh Rai Santosh Rai traded his raft paddles for a pair of bicycle pedals 16 years ago, and hasn’t stopped mountain biking since. From exploring the country through the whitewaters to traveling

    Apr.04.2018