• Competitors at 2013 Ski Challenge
  • Andretta Monastery
  • mongolia
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  • Paro-Barnyard-2-hi-res
  • Al Wasil Oman Desert
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SUMMER 2014

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Competitors at 2013 Ski Challenge

Afghan Ski Challenge

Afghanistan and skiing seem to be unlikely bed fellows. The last 35 years of conflict have ensured that tourism and leisure activities in Afghanistan are the preserve of only a ...

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Andretta Monastery

ANDRETTA A CLANDESTINE BEAUTY OF HIMALAYAS

Aligning my fingers alike a revolver, I placed them lightly on both inner and outer side of the clay wall I had just created. The yielding and slightly textured feel ...

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mongolia

VISIT TO MONGOLIA – AFTER 15 YEARS

After a lunch of steamed dumplings and noodle soup with lamb, it was time to head to the Orkhon waterfalls. Luckily, it had rained quite heavily in the surrounding area ...

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THE AMANDA-PURNA CIRCUIT

I lost my wife to breast cancer in August last year, and the piece below gives an account of reaching Throng La pass in the Nepalese Himalayas on my wife's ...

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Paro-Barnyard-2-hi-res

Towards Gross Animal Happiness in the Country of Gross National Happiness

It was 14 years ago, at the turn of the new millennium when I came for the first time to the barely known, small Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan tucked between ...

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Al Wasil Oman Desert

Khasab, Muscat and Salalah – A land of surprises

Oman is a land of surprises, perhaps one of the greatest of which is how it combines ancient culture with contemporary vision. A visit to the enclave of Musandam shows ...

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Trongsa Tshechu

Two day journey from the capital city of Thimphu this festival celebrates the city which was once the seat of government for the central and eastern regions of Bhutan. This ...

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