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From Cliff Lake To The Kopka Falls Via Lake Nipigon

See how our trip is unfolding by clicking on the link below. It is a live GPS track created by our Garmin inReach tracker, which records a location every ten minutes when it is on and then uploads the info … Continue reading

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Pashupatinath: Shiva’s Kathmandu Valley Temple

From the tourist ghetto in the Thamel district, four of the Kathmandu Valley’s major UNESCO World heritage sites are within easy access.  Back in 1996 Laila and I walked to all of them on our first visit to Kathmandu. Swayambhunath … Continue reading

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The Kathmandu Valley’s Patan May 2018: Part 2 – The Golden Temple and Vicinity

Previous Post:  The Kathmandu Valley’s Patan April 2018: Part 1 – Durbar Square After a brief coffee break at the north end of Durbar Square, I headed north to visit a couple of worship sites – one Buddhist and the other … Continue reading

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Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda At Night

Previous Post: Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda – The Golden Heart of Myanmar During my one week’s stay in Yangon, I visited the Shwedagon three times, once in the late morning and twice in the late afternoon.  While there is no bad … Continue reading

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The Kathmandu Valley’s Patan April 2018: Part 1 – Durbar Square

Related Post: The Temples of Lalitpur (Patan) Before & After The Quakes Patan’s Durbar Square suffered significant damage in the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquakes. The post linked above shows what it looked like before and immediately after the earth stopped shaking. … Continue reading

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Bhaktapur Three years After The 2015 Quakes – Part 2: Taumadhi Sq., Potters’ Sq., and Tachapal

Previous Post:  Bhaktapur Three years After The 2015 Quakes – Part 1: Durbar Square The return visit to Bhaktapur continues!  While Durbar Square is undoubtedly the one site that all visitors will see, there is more!  Just around the corner from … Continue reading

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Bhaktapur Three Years After The 2015 Quakes – Part 1: Durbar Square

Related Post: Kathmandu’s Durbar Square After the 2015 Earthquakes – Is It Worth The $10.U.S. Entry Fee? How has Bhaktapur coped since the Earthquakes of 2015? A few months ago I uploaded this post – Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley: The Temples of Bhaktapur – with … Continue reading

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Mapping Bolivia’s Cordillera Real Trekking Routes

This upload is mostly an expansion of the map section from my introductory post on Trekking Bolivia’s Cordillera Real – Maps, Basic Info, and Planning Advice. It only deals with the maps available for trekkers keen on an independent walk down the … Continue reading

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Kathmandu’s Durbar Square After the 2015 Earthquakes – Is It Worth 1000 NRP?

See also: Temple and Street Shrines of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley – “God Is Alive; Magic Is Afoot” Is A Durbar Square Visit Worth the 1000 NPR? Of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu’s Durbar Square took the biggest … Continue reading

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Temple and Street Shrines of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley – ” God Is Alive; Magic Is Afoot”

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Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley continues to captivate!  This May was my third visit. I spent a week there – a few days before and three after my Upper Mustang trek.  I revisited most of the UNESCO World Heritage sites to see how they … Continue reading

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