Tagged With "Nepal"

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Re: Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was #55

HistoryDigger ·
One of my favorite spots in the world. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was (#119)

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for posting this piece on one of my favorite areas of the world. Lovely photos. You capture the beauty and majesty of this sacred region that is changing so fast. May they recover from the earthquakes.
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Re: Nepal's Sherpas help rebuild Norway hiking paths

Travel Rob ·
Last Summer we went for a little hike to view Kragero in Norway and the path had a sign on it that it was built by Sherpas, which we really thought was cool. I'm glad to know the rest of the story !
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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

PHeymont ·
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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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.  The town is a popular place for hikers and...
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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.  The first as a young medical student flying with a bush pilot to remote First Nation (American Indian) villages in Western Ontario.  The plane was outfitted with...
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Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was #55

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to MAD Travel Diaries for recognizing the Swayambunath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal!  It's also known as the " Monkey Temple " because of the large number of (mean spirited) monkeys that have all but taken over this complex...
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China plans rail tunnel through Mt. Everest

PHeymont ·
A few weeks ago, we reported on China's rail connections to Western Europe , and not long after that on Russia's interest in a new trans-Siberian road and railroad  that could link Europe to North America. Now, China is giving serious...
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Nepal's new airliner comes packed with relief supplies

PHeymont ·
Nepal Airlines took delivery of its second new A320 in Hamburg yesterday (April 29) and, taking advantage of the planned delivery flight, German relief agencies loaded it with 5 tons of relief supplies for the earthquake stricken nation. A team of...
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Nepal's Sherpas help rebuild Norway hiking paths

PHeymont ·
Sherpas from Nepal, famed for their high-altitude work, have been rebuilding Norway's network of mountain pathways.
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Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was (#119)

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most memorable places I've ever visited was the Khumbu region of Nepal, home of the friendly Sherpa people.  The main town in this region is Namche Bazaar, the solution to this week's travel puzzle.  Congratulations to...
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