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April 2018

The Thump that Binds

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...

FAR OUT

FAR OUT

Since opening up to the outside in the early 1950s, and especially after the arrival of Westerners in large numbers from the late 1960s...

On Writing Abroad

On Writing Abroad

Are you a traveler, writer, or arm-chair explorer interested in other cultures and peoples, beyond the bounds of your neighborhood, town, or...

Eating the Wilderness

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...

Runner Extraordinaire

Runner Extraordinaire

“I kind of fell into racing at the long end!” –Ultra-runner Lizzy Hawker After just five minutes’ conversation with Lizzy Hawker, I was in awe. All I...

A Jatra like No Other

A Jatra like No Other

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...

Choosing the Less Trodden Path

Choosing the Less Trodden Path

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,...

A Temple in the Jungle, a Temple to Memory

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...

Swinging in a Himalayan Hammock

Swinging in a Himalayan Hammock

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...