A Flightseeing Tour of the Himalayas and Mount Everest

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Although our early morning view of the Himalayas from the Namo Buddha Resort was lovely, it only served to whet, rather than satiate our appetite for a closer view of the mountains—particularly Mount Everest. And since we did not budget the time required for a real close-up view, nor did we think we could deal [Read more …]

Katmandu Valley, Nepal—An Overview of Three Cities

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Nepal After spending almost a month in highly organized,spotlessly-scrubbed, virtually litter-free Chinese cities, arriving in the Katmandu Valley in Nepal was practically a culture shock. Trash-strewn dirt and pothole streets, chaotic traffic with cars, bikes and motorbikes all blowing their horns to get other vehicles and people out of their way, chickens and occasional [Read more …]