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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Serenity reigns supreme at the Garden of Dreams

Outside, motorcycle horns screamed and taxis dodged pedestrians streaming through the narrow streets of Thamel, the backpacker district of Kathmandu. The ever-present dull gray smog was matched at street level by...

Three Sisters Trekking Company and Hotel

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Paying to Volunteer - Scam or Legitimate Social Program?Sarita was only 13 years old when her parents sold her to the...

Thousands of people cram into every square inch of the square

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu ValleyAt least one person dies each year at the Bisket Jatra Festival (Nepali...

Boudhanath Stupa, the holiest Buddhist site in Nepal

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu ValleyMy second annual visit to Nepal’s capital city was less stressful. I knew...

Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu ValleyEach time I arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal I am awed by the kaleidoscope...

Gorgeous sunset precedes magnificent full moon

It is 4:45 a.m. and I have been awake for an hour. I tossed and turned for a while, unable to get back to sleep. A few minutes ago the birds...