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Kathmandu Tourism: A Lonely Planet Moment on the Way to Boudhanath
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Kathmandu Tourism: A Lonely Planet Moment on the Way to Boudhanath

After visiting Pashupatinath Temple and Deer Park, we stopped to reorient ourselves and find the way to the Boudhanath Stupa. This video was taken in 2014 on our trip to Kathmandu, Nepal as we were going on a urban hike from Patan to Boudhanath. Lonely Planet books are a useful resource for travelers looking for information on places to visit and how to get there.Related Posts:Kathmandu Tourism: ...
Kathmandu Tourism: Boudhanath Temple Part III
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Kathmandu Tourism: Boudhanath Temple Part III

Boudhanath was our last stop on a long day of urban hiking through Kathmandu during which we also saw the Pashupatinath Temple. In this video we continue walking around the Boudhanath Stupa. The variety of people from all walks of life who were at the Stupa was especially interesting and unexpected.Related Posts:Kathmandu Tourism: Boudhanath Temple (video)Kathmandu Tourism: Boudhanath Temple ...
Kathmandu Tourism: Boudhanath Temple Part II
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Kathmandu Tourism: Boudhanath Temple Part II

We visited the Boudhanath Stupa in 2014 on our trip to Nepal. The surrounding town of Boudhanath was quiet and peaceful, but the Stupa was a center of activity and energy. This video shows us circumambulating the Boudhanath Stupa. The mythology around the Stupa says that anyone who walks around the stupa (even just once) will get a chance to atone their sins after they die.Related Posts:Kathmandu ...
Kathmandu Tourism: Boudhanath Temple
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Kathmandu Tourism: Boudhanath Temple

In 2014 on our visit to Nepal we went on an urban hike across Kathmandu, ending our day-long journey in Boudhanath at the Boudhanath Stupa. Aside from Buddhist temples in Tibet, the Boudhanath Stupa is considered to be the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple in the world. This video shows us entering the stupa area of the complex and a brief glimpse of a ritual involving candles.Related Posts:Kathmandu ...
Kathmandu Tourism: Kathmandu Kids Watch Us Draw
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Kathmandu Tourism: Kathmandu Kids Watch Us Draw

On our trip to Nepal in 2014, we decided to do some non-tourist activities after we'd visited some of the major tourist attractions in Kathmandu. In this video, we set up to draw at the KK Super Mart in the Lalitpur district of Kathmandu. As we draw, some Nepali kids approach us curiously.Related Posts:Kathmandu Tourism: Drawing for Nepali KidsKathmandu Tourism: Drawing for Nepali Kids Part ...
Kathmandu Tourism: Drawing for Nepali Kids Outtake
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Kathmandu Tourism: Drawing for Nepali Kids Outtake

Close to the end of our 2014 trip to Kathmandu, Nepal, we had seen the major tourist sites in the city. So, one night we decided to go draw at the KK Super Mart in Lalitpur for 30 minutes. We ended up staying longer than 30 minutes though when some friendly Nepali kids approached us while we were drawing.Related Posts:Kathmandu Tourism: Drawing for Nepali KidsKathmandu Tourism: Drawing for ...
Kathmandu Tourism: Drawing for Nepali Kids Part II
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Kathmandu Tourism: Drawing for Nepali Kids Part II

When we travel, we like to do things that are a bit unusual. On our trip to Kathmandu, Nepal in 2014, we decided one evening that we were going to go draw for 30 minutes by the KK Super Mart in Lalitpur. After the 30 minutes was up, we planned to go home. But instead, we had a fun and unique encounter with some Nepali kids.Related Posts:Kathmandu Tourism: Drawing for Nepali KidsKathmandu ...
Kathmandu Tourism: Drawing for Nepali Kids
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Kathmandu Tourism: Drawing for Nepali Kids

When we visited Kathmandu, Nepal in 2014 for one month, we made it a goal to do things that were "off the beaten path," or things that tourists wouldn't normally do. This clip depicts a day when we decided to go sit outside a KK Super Mart in Lalitpur (a district in Patan, which is a suburb of Kathmandu). We had initially planned to draw for 30 minutes and then go home. But then, something unusual ...
Chitwan National Park: Lydi Dances on Stage
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Chitwan National Park: Lydi Dances on Stage

When visiting Chitwan National Park in 2014 we attended a Tharu dance performance by the Tharu Cultural Center. In this clip, Lydian got up on stage with the dancers at the end of their performance when they invited observers onstage. Other things we did at Chitwan Park include riding on elephants through the jungle, getting custom Nepali clothes made, and going on a jungle safari.We stayed at the ...
Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program Part VI
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Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program Part VI

When we were in Chitwan National Park in 2014, we attended a Tharu dance performance by the Tharu Cultural Program. This clip shows a fire dancer. Other things we did in Chitwan Park include going on a jungle safari, riding on the backs of elephants, and getting custom Nepali clothes made.We stayed at the Sapana Village Lodge during our visit to Chitwan National Park.Related Posts:Chitwan ...
Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program Part V
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Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program Part V

In 2014 when we visited Chitwan National Park we attended a performance by the Tharu Cultural Program. This video shows a clip of the Tharu dance that we watched at Chitwan Park. We also got custom Nepali clothes made, went on a jungle safari, and rode on elephants through the jungle while we were at Chitwan National Park.We stayed at the Sapana Village Lodge during our trip to Chitwan.Related ...
Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program Part IV
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Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program Part IV

In 2014 when we visited Chitwan National Park in Nepal. While we were there we went to a traditional Tharu dance performance put on by the Tharu Cultural Center in Chitwan Park. Other activities we did at the park include riding on the backs of elephants, getting custom Nepali clothing made, and going on a jungle safari.During our trip to Chitwan National Park we stayed at the Sapana Village ...
Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program Part III
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Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program Part III

During our stay at Sapana Lodge in Chitwan National Park in 2014, we visited the Tharu Cultural Center to watch a performance of traditional Tharu dance. While at Chitwan Park we also had custom Nepali clothes made, went on a jungle safari, and rode elephants through the jungle.Related Posts:Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program (video)Chitwan National Park: Tharu Culture Program Part II ...
Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program Part II
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Chitwan National Park: Tharu Dance Program Part II

We visited Chitwan National Park in 2014. On our trip we went to the Tharu Culture Program where we attended a traditional Tharu stick dancing performance. While at Chitwan Park, we also went on a jungle safari, rode on the backs of elephants, and got custom Nepali clothes made.During our visit to Chitwan National Park we stayed at the Sapana Village Lodge.Related Posts:Chitwan National Park: ...
No Clothes and a Monkey in My Hair — by Lydian Shipp
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No Clothes and a Monkey in My Hair — by Lydian Shipp

So tonight we’re in Denver. As we prepare for our flight to L.A. tomorrow, I feel like I’m actually going to board the flight to India in the morning… But I won’t be boarding the flight to India. I’m going to L.A. first. In a way, I’m kind of glad about it… Even though I have to get up at before the crack of dawn to get to the airport, and I’ve taken my shower the night before and put my hair up in the ...
Jet-Lagged in Nepal — By Lydian Shipp
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Jet-Lagged in Nepal — By Lydian Shipp

It hasn't rained hardly at all.It’s the monsoon season here in Nepal, and I haven’t seen more than a few rain clouds. But to be fair, I did feel a light mist yesterday when we were out walking.I'd been expecting a lot of rain; I carefully waterproofed my shoes with special waterproofing spray before we left in preparation for the copious amounts of rain. Although I did this, I had still been looking ...
Christmas in Peru – By Lydian Shipp
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Christmas in Peru – By Lydian Shipp

Today I’m writing this blog post because I can’t stand listening to the people in the upstairs apartment, is this is the one thing I can allow myself to do comfortably while listening to music to tune them out. I dunno what’s going on up there, but it sounds like a family reunion. One family member decided to bring their pet, Yippy the Dog. A young person is singing out-of-tune “quiet” Christmas carols. I’m ...
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