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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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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 17 – Koto To Tal

Previous Post: Day 16 – Meta To Koto Day 17 – Koto To Tal time: 7:00 –  2:00 p.m. the high point of the day: Timang (2750) maps: Himalayan Map House Annapurna Circuit Trek Map.  See here for info on hard … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 16 – Meta To Koto

Previous Post: Day 15 – Phu To Meta time: 7:00 – 2:00 p.m. with many rest stops distance: about 14.5 km. the high point of the day: Meta at 3586 m maps: Himalayan Map House Annapurna Circuit Trek Map.  See here … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 15 – Phu To Meta

Previous Post: In And Around The  Village of Phu time: 7:45 – 3:15 with a 30-minute break in Khyang and an hour for lunch in Chyakhu distance: 16 kilometers the high point of the day: Phu 4080 campsite: Meta 3590 … Continue reading

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