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Re: World's most dangerous airport? Would you land here? Lukla, Nepal

PortMoresby ·
Your pictures remind me very much of the Shimla Airport, same end of runway in space, same commitment required by pilot and passengers alike. The plane was tiny, I sat immediately behind the pilot, a Sikh with headphones perched atop his turban rather than over his ears, unique in my experience. The view was a bit too immediate for my liking but we made it off just fine and bounced in the heat all the way to Delhi. Thanks for the memory, DrF.
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Re: World's most dangerous airport? Would you land here? Lukla, Nepal

Paul Heymont ·
I try not to let any aspect of travel faze me, but I'm perfectly happy to have watched the video and call it a day on that one!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 25, 2015: Yamunotri, Uttarakhand, India

GarryRF ·
Intriguing photo ! Makes me want to see more of what's going on. Any more photos of the time you spent there ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

GarryRF ·
I was surprised to find the teachings of Buddha in my hotel bedroom bedside draw.. During a tropical rainstorm I was stuck in my room for a few hours. What a fascinating read it was ! Never had time to finish it. Had to buy a copy when I got home. My favourite quote was: "Man who commits adultery likes licking jam off a sharp knife"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

Travel Rob ·
Love your photos MAD! I keep noticing more details in your third shot.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photos, MAD! And a nice story. The Himalayas are a challenge to navigate, but as you say, it is so very worth the effort.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: I was surprised to find the teachings of Buddha in my hotel bedroom bedside draw.. During a tropical rainstorm I was stuck in my room for a few hours. What a fascinating read it was ! Never had time to finish it. Had to buy a copy when I got home. My favourite quote was: "Man who commits adultery likes licking jam off a sharp knife" Lol, I love that quote, I'm going to have to use it.
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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Manmohan Singh (Guest) ·
Do you like yoga and want to develop greater expertise at it? Consider Yoga Training in Rishikesh in India's Himalayas, the Yoga Capital of the world
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February 22, 2016: Tengboche Monastery, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, surrounded by the beautiful Himalayan mountains, this Buddhist monastery is half way point to the Everest Base Camp.
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Feeling On Top of the World

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares yet another delightful travel tale well worth reading, if only for its final punchline!
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Re: Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

rajat ·
Thanks for sharing Rishikesh Yogkulam is a well established Yoga Institution, affiliated to the Yoga Alliance, USA. Situated in the holy town of Rishikesh, India we are a school that is known for its authentic education of yoga and meditation. We have a residential campus with a peaceful environment equipped with modern day facilities to ensure the comfort of learners coming from around the world. Whether you are a beginner or a regular practitioner, our courses are created to give you a...
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Rhododendrons, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the highlights of trekking in Nepal is seeing the abundance of wild rhododendrons.
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A Visit to the Tengboche Monastery, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Tengboche Monastery in Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. The monastery itself is interesting, and its views of the major Himalayan peaks is breath-taking.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 19, 2015: Tango Goemba Monastery, Bhutan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Located at the northern end of Thimpu Valley in Bhutan, Tango Goemba has held religious significance since the 12th century when it was home of the Lama who brought the Drukpa Kagyupa school of Buddhism to Bhutan.  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 25, 2015: Yamunotri, Uttarakhand, India

Siddharth Malkania ·
The Yamunotri region of India is up north in the Himalayas.  This place is the source of Holy Yamuna River which has great significance in Hinduism.  I made this photo on the way to Yamunotri. 
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World's most dangerous airport? Would you land here? Lukla, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
 I've had some gut-wrenching plane landings (and take-offs) in my days, but few compare with Lukla airport in Nepal.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 24, 2013: Namche Bazaar, Khumbu Region, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
Namche Bazaar is the main town of the Sherpa people, in the Khumbu region of Nepal.  It's located at 3400 m (11,300') above sea level, built on the steep slopes of the hill you see in this photo.
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Sunrise in the Himalayas, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares one of his favorite images from a trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal.
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Re: Sunrise in the Himalayas, Nepal

Marilyn Jones ·
You hit a home run with this one...WOW, it is perfection!!
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Re: Sunrise in the Himalayas, Nepal

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Marilyn!
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