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Local Food Favourites from the Newars of the Valley of Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Navin M. Shrestha
  • 13 October 2010

Takha and Sanya Khuna are two of the wintertime favourite foods of the Newars of Nepal, especially in Kathmandu. Takha (originally Ta Khwa, meaning ‘frozen stuff’) is a frozen dish made from buffalo meat (only male buffalo meat is acceptable in a typical Newari kitchen). Sanya Khuna (sanya is ‘dried fish’; khuna means ‘boiled or cooked’) is a frozen fish soup. Both Takha and Sanya Khuna are often prepared and served together, due to the similar preparation methods.

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Yet Another 10 #whltravel Tweeps Tweeting

  • Ethan Gelber (@thetravelword)
  • 31 August 2010

Inspired by Make Travel Fair’s 10 #whltravel Tweeps Twittering, which was in turn inspired by the 10 #Travel Tweeps Twittering post published on Matador’s Travelers Notebook, in March 2010 we published 10 More #whltravel Tweeps Tweeting, all from the WHL Group. Given the interest in this, we decided to share yet another 10 #whltravel tweeps tweeting.

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A Lot of Love for Nepal

  • Ashley Hiemenz
  • 28 May 2010

It was time to escape into the wild embrace of nature and reignite my spirit for adventure. I needed a place where I could take my true form with a backpack, sneakers, reckless abandon and unruly hair. I knew where this place was; it had been calling me for my entire life. On my 26th birthday, I booked tickets to Nepal.

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Outdoor Himalayan Treks Lends its Support to Nepal’s Underprivileged Children

  • Navin M. Shrestha
  • 13 April 2010

Ever since its establishment, Outdoor Himalayan Treks (OHT), while providing top-notch tourism services to travellers in Nepal, has always maintained corporate social responsibility and community development as its primary background concerns. The Orphan and Street Children Rehabilitation Centre, which OHT has been actively supporting since 2005, is just one excellent example.

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The Green Circuit Embodies the Spirit of Cooperative, Responsible and Local Travel in India and Nepal

  • Paul Tavner
  • 9 March 2010

The Indian subcontinent, stretching from the snow-capped Himalayas in the north to the white sandy coves of Kanyakumari in the south, is one of world’s most popular destinations for travellers in search of diverse experiences. After all, South Asian countries have a distinct energy that combines the spiritual, natural, cultural and human. The pace of…

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Photo of the Week: Firm Fly in Pokhara, Nepal

  • Navin M. Shrestha (Photo and text)
  • 17 January 2010

At a glance, it’s just a dragonfly, a fairly interesting insect not that hard to sight in late summer in several areas of Nepal. Caught on camera near the farther end of Lakeside area of Pokhara, this particular insect has a wonderful tale to tell. So let’s hear it, shall we?

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Urban Adventures Strikes a Promising Chord

  • WHL Group
  • 10 December 2009

After the successful launch of Urban Adventures on October 1, 2009, the business has been moving from strength to strength. The month of November, in particular, was very productive in network growth and technological improvements. Now just 71 days after officially opening our days, there are 28 destinations and 94 adventures live, with new product…

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A Peek Inside ‘Clean Breaks, 500 New Ways to See the World’

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 3 August 2009

Clean Breaks, 500 New Ways to See the World (read a review), published in August 2009 by Rough Guides, is a full-colour guide of the authors’ handpicked choices of the world’s best hotels, tours and activities run by people who are passionate about what they do in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

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Outdoor Himalayan Treks Joins the Ranks of the whl.travel Global Grassroots Travel Network

  • whl.travel
  • 14 April 2009

Independent travellers to Nepal and hoteliers in Kathmandu have both celebrated the early-April launch of www.kathmanduhotel-link.com. A locally owned and operated travel-booking portal, it propels Kathmandu-based small- and medium-sized tourism operators into the global e-marketplace.

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