Local Dal Bhat from Nepal and a look at some of the other types

Published in: Nepalese food | September 2nd, 2013
A plate of Local dal bhat from NepalA plate of Local dal bhat from Nepal

Local Dal Bhat is nothing to get excited about – except if you are hungry In this series of the real Nepalese food you will find when traveling in Nepal I’ve covered the Tourist version of Dal Bhat and the trekkers version of Dal Bhat. Finally we take a look at what the locals eat from this… Continue reading more »

Cultural integration, racism in Nepal & the great white elephant syndrome

Published in: Nepal | August 20th, 2013
A Nepalese Elephant

Is social integration in Nepal possible for a foreigner? Racism in Nepal -  does it exist?  Or is it a reality everywhere today? Could racism in Nepal really be all that different? Perhaps living here as a foreigner has taught me too much about really integrating with an open society over the long-term. I’m desperately writing this before it’s… Continue reading more »

Food in Nepal: Momo soup

Published in: Nepalese food | August 14th, 2013
Momo soup from Nepal

Momo soup for those cold days and great lunches I’ve covered just about every typical momo variation I can think of here. From tourist momo’s in Nepal, to local momos and fried momos. This is the last of the great momo posts. And it’s one of the uncovered great ones. Momo soup is not all… Continue reading more »

Mining the river Seti in Pokhara

Published in: Nepal | August 5th, 2013
Families working in a river mine in Nepal

River Mining the Seti river in Pokhara Nepal Quite often you will hear people saying “if you go back to a place it will never be the same as it was before”. One of the most enduring, albeit slightly haunting, memories I have of my previous journey to Nepal was meeting a 12-year-old river mining… Continue reading more »

Food in Nepal: Chateaubriand Steak – the mother of all steaks

Published in: Nepalese food | July 31st, 2013
Chateaubriand steak in Nepal

The mother of all steaks in Nepal or the world? There are many claims to the largest steak in the world. Most are purpose-built. In Nepal the Chateaubriand Steak is available in a few of the steakhouses every day. It’s a monster 1 kilo steak. That’s a 2.2 pound steak. I have no doubt there are… Continue reading more »

The Kumari Living Goddess – photograph

Published in: Nepal, Photography | July 22nd, 2013
The Kumari Samita Bajracharya - Living Goddess

Photographing The Kumari Living Goddess There’s really no doubt that this Kumari photograph is going into my main photography gallery. It was one of those events that meant a lot to me personally rather than purely for a “photographs” sake. If you’d like to find out more about the Kumari then check out the links at… Continue reading more »

Where to Volunteer in Nepal? Maybe nowhere …

Published in: Nepal | July 3rd, 2013
Collecting water in Nepal

  Want to volunteer in Nepal? Choose carefully and with knowledge If tourism is Nepal’s number one profitable industry then the tightly bound world of volunteering and NGO’s (Non Government Organisations) must surely come a close second. They are of course closely linked to tourism and rather unfortunately often times merged into one. Prepare yourself… Continue reading more »