India mimics the rhythms of the ocean. At times, it’s benign, lapping gentle waves at your feet, tickling your toes. Then there are the trying moments, a violent storm that slams your body, jarring nerves to the brink when you … Continue reading
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In Europe, little girls dream of becoming a princess. In Nepal, little Newari girls dream of becoming a living goddess. This wish is not quite as unlikely to be fulfilled as it sounds: Many towns in the Kathmandu valley have … Continue reading
The temple city of Khajuraho is a popular tourist destination - well-known for its many erotic carvings. Between the 9th and 12th century, the city was the religious capital of the region and as important as the holy city Varanasi. Of the … Continue reading
Everest May 2012 – the climb of a lifetime. After the outstanding success of the North Pole expedition, Walking with the Wounded have set their sights higher for 2012 – to successfully summit Mount Everest and put 5 wounded servicemen … Continue reading
The first animal that comes up in people’s minds when they hear Tibet is the Yak, the official animal of Tibet. Around 10 million of them roam the Tibetan plateau – that’s about 85% of the total yak world population! … Continue reading
Many people, especially (but not only) students after graduating from school or university, would like to take the opportunity to go on a GAP Year, volunteering or charity trekking or hiking. These adventures are a valuable experience for the person … Continue reading
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The Newari girls of Nepal celebrate the greatest day of their life not just once, but three times. A girl is wed for the first time at the age of 6 and a second time around the age of 9. … Continue reading
Few things inspire travel like a good movie. After watching The Lord Of The Rings, hordes flocked to New Zealand, while The Beach, set in exotic Thailand, gave rise to a million backpacker adventures. I was so captivated by Eric … Continue reading
This is probably the most frequently asked question of all: How to get money while travelling in Nepal? How much to take and where to exchange it? The currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (Rs). A Rupee is divided … Continue reading
Many people are reluctant to travel to Tibet because they imagine the weather to be really harsh and cold. But it’s not that bad, really! Temperatures are suitable for travelling between April and November, for some areas the best time … Continue reading
The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden in Howrah near Kolkata in India is home to a very special tree: The Great Banyan. It is over 250 years old and its enormous canopy made it the widest tree in the … Continue reading