Category: Country & Culture

The Hornbill Festival: Nagaland

Header image by Vikramjit Kakati Nagaland is known as a land of festivals, with each of the many tribes celebrating numerous festivals throughout the year. Every year in the first week of December, Nagaland celebrates a very special festival: The popular Hornbill Festival. Each of the many tribes in Nagaland has their own festivals and celebrations, […]

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How to Give Gifts in a Developing Country

When travelling to developing countries many people want to give gifts but which is best? Not everything you give is suitable and some things can be harmful or even offensive to local customs, traditions and religions. Living circumstances in many developing countries are very different from your own, so often it’s the simple things will bring the most […]

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International Tiger Day 29 July

Tiger day 29 July An annual celebration raising awareness for tiger conservation. Founded in 2010 during the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit, it is an international effort to draw worldwide attention to severely declining native populations of tigers and their ecosystems. It also serves to highlight the tigers who remain, and groups working to save them. […]

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20 Photos: Nepal Returns To Normal

Life in Nepal returns to normal Just seven weeks after the earthquake, life in the worst affected area, Kathmandu, returns to normal; schools are open, public transport is running, shops and services are available again. Even tourists are returning, watch Paul chatting to Himalayan Footsteps. Hotels are also open and all tourism related services are running. Our […]

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