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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...

Marchers opposed to ethnic separation proposed by Maoists walk miles in support of a United Nepal

Today is the day Nepal’s new constitution is finally supposed to be promulgated. It has been four long years in the making and over the past several weeks I have ping-ponged...

Injured demonstrator in Kathmandu, courtesy of Gulf Times, Qatar

Fourteen people, including an 8-month old baby, were hospitalized yesterday as a result of injuries sustained during clashes between ethnic groups in Pokhara, Nepal, just a few miles from where I...

Mt. Everest (left peak) on a brilliantly clear day in the air over Nepal

I’ve stood at the edge of molten lava flowing from the world’s largest volcanic crater (Mauna Loa, Hawaii), touched the Equator in the Amazon Jungles of Ecuador, descended to the bottom...