The serenity of a Buddhist Monastery and my encounter with a monk in Kathmandu

 The serenity of a Buddhist Monastery and my encounter with a monk in Kathmandu

Hala Chekri My friend Prakash, a local guide and associated with Tourism Times, a fortnightly newsmagazine recommended me the Himalaya Java Coffee situated between Thamel and the Garden of Dreams. It is a cafe, perfect for writing or reading, he told me. Hence, on a rainy monsoon afternoon, I went to try it out. They have the best coffee I had in Nepal so far, de facto the logo Serving Nepali coffee since 1999. The…

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Blind and Deaf British Backpacker visits 125 countries in 17 Years

Blind and Deaf British Backpacker visits 125 countries in 17 Years

Tony Giles, 39, has fired an AK-47 on a Nevada shooting range, roamed into Mali’s capital during a coup and been arrested crossing Ethiopia’s border

Meet intrepid backpacker Tony Giles who has visited 125 countries around the world on his own – despite being blind and deaf.

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THE MOST INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE :  The Everest Base Camp Trek

THE MOST INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE :  The Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1 Kathmandu to Phakding via Lukla Airport,
On Thursday 19th January 2017 we arrived at Everest Base Camp. This is the story of how we got there. Let’s trek to Everest Base Camp he said – OK I said. Let’s fly to Lukla he said – Not flipping likely I said! Two days later we were sat in Kathmandu Airport with our guide Rabin bound for what is considered to be one of the world’s most dangerous airports.

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World’s Most Expensive Home for sale in $1.1 Billion

World’s Most Expensive Home for sale in $1.1 Billion

It’s located in the exclusive French town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Villa Les Cèdres in the south of France is the most expensive home in the world, and it just hit the market for the first time in almost 100 years. The price? A whopping $1.1 billion. That’s billion. With a B. The current owner is Suzanne Marnier-Lapostolle, heiress to the Grand Marnier liqueur empire. According to The Daily Mail, the home has been in her family…

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10 Scams Every Traveler Should Know About

10 Scams Every Traveler Should Know About

You know that old saying—there’s a sucker born every minute? Don’t be one of them. Stay ahead of the latest travel scams to keep your vacation plans from falling apart. The schemes below may be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to travel cons, but preparing yourself for these sneaky swindles is a good place to start. Photo Credit: shutterstock Vacation Clubs “The number-one travel scam at the moment is the vacation-club…

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