Mount Cook Escapades

Day 4. Mount Cook. I should've learnt a lesson when I fell on my behind one too many times during that hike to Roy’s Peak and should have gotten myself a proper hiking shoes. I should've learnt a lesson when...
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Nepali women, solitude and bravery

Being a woman and being alone are not congruent in Nepali culture. The dominant values that prevail are about the sacredness of women and our extremely high value that must be protected. Our value is contained ...
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Glory of the Himalaya

The Himalaya was nature’s gift to Nepal when, millions of years ago, the Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate collided with the Eurasian Tectonic Plate, forming what is now called the abode of snow (Himalaya).  It is...
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The Rickshaw Ride: Fun, Fear & Reality

I have always been very excited and glad whenever I get a chance to travel outside valley (which I don’t get mostly). This year, going to Eastern Nepal was a very magnificent experience. I had opportunity to tr...
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Marching!

Photo By: Aalutamaa I grew up in a house where walking has been regarded as the best form of exercise. Be it post lunch, dinner or a midday nap on a sunny Saturday, we have always managed to scrape out time fr...
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Things To Do in Road Trip – Part 1

Americans are really proud of a vast network of roads which includes more than 4.3 million kilometers of paved roads only. While I was in Nepal and gazed down from a flight, I used to see many rivers, forests, ...