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An exquisite experience of Tharu culture in western Nepal

An exquisite experience of Tharu culture in western Nepal

I never imagined that my own culture could bring me such a beautiful spectrum of joy and happiness until I spent a day at a home stay facilitated village called Dalla in the Bardiya region of Nepal’s west. The village is populated by one of Nepal’s indigenous ethnic communities known as “Tharu”. In Dalla, IContinue Reading

The Sacred Lake: Gosaikunda

The Sacred Lake: Gosaikunda

Many beautiful lakes exist in Nepal, often surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and majestic mountain ranges that are common in Nepal’s mountainous regions. Gosaikunda (pictured) is one of the purest holy lakes whose radiance I have been fortunate to witness. Standing steadily 4380 meters above sea level, this sacred lake is constantly spreading its divine blessing to the people ofContinue Reading

Torres del Paine – the 8th Wonder of the World

Torres del Paine – the 8th Wonder of the World

One of my last encounters with the amazing nature of my country, Chile, happened just a few months ago. I had the opportunity to visit the recently declared 8th Wonder of the World: Torres del Paine National Park for the first time of my life. And I am almost 30. This is the first, andContinue Reading

Manquehue: Place of Condors

Manquehue: Place of Condors

November 2007. My boyfriend’s first birthday since we first got together. I wanted to plan something different, something special. We were still college students at the time, so money was not a resource that we had. What was availabe, then? Time and energy, the usual resources during college years. So I decided we would celebrateContinue Reading

Darband: Retreat to the mountains of Greater Tehran

Darband: Retreat to the mountains of Greater Tehran

You’ve come to Iran, and you are looking for a bar where you can chill out? Well, you are out of luck – you should have done your research beforehand! There are no bars in this country. But don’t worry. You can still catch up with friends while smoking shisha and eating fruity snacks. JustContinue Reading

Celebrating the mystery of Vijaya Dashami

Celebrating the mystery of Vijaya Dashami

Autumn is awesome in Nepal. The white Himalayas kiss the blue sky and the yellow paddy fields dance in slow motion, in tune with the caressing breeze and the whispering river playing hide-and-seek down the blue mountains. Nature is amazing. With the advent of autumn and the blooming of the golden marigolds and glowing poinsettias,Continue Reading

Vipassana meditation in the Blue Mountains

Vipassana meditation in the Blue Mountains

Spending 10 days in silence and meditating for 8+ hours a day may not sound like your idea of a dream holiday. However, if you want to experience an inner calm that continues long after that first day back at work I suggest you put down your pina colada and keep reading. There are manyContinue Reading

Xilitla: Surrealism at its best

Xilitla: Surrealism at its best

Ask anybody to name a few things they know about Mexico and they will probably tell you about the food, a well-known tourist destination or an artist. These traits have defined how the world views us, and they are correct. Mexico has some of the world´s most delicious food (Mexican cuisine was even added byContinue Reading

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