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Trekking in northern Pakistan

Pakistan offers some of the best trekking in the world. The Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindu Kush ranges which dominate northern Pakistan are truly spectacular. They encompass soaring mountains of rock, ice and snow, huge sweeping glaciers, plateaux and high pastures … Continue reading

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Nepal : From Lumbini, the Buddha’s birthplace

For the world’s one billion buddhists, Lumbini ( now a small village in southern Nepal) is where it all began. The Buddha’s birthplace is arguably the single most important historical site in Nepal – not only the source of one … Continue reading

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Tourism in Nepal

Tourism is Nepal’s top foreign-exchange earner, and many see it as the country’s most promising economic engine. But while the industry creates tens of thousands of much-needed jobs, plus indirect employment in related industries, this work tend to be menial … Continue reading

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India : the Santal tribe

Among the many tribes living in India, the largest one is the Santal. Most of them live in the states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Orissa. And even in Bangla desh. In the past, Santal were nomads wandering from place to … Continue reading

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Thaïland : the indian influence

Located in a swampy area, the Wat Phra Ram, one of the oldest monument at Ayutthaya, has started to be constructed around 1369 by the king Ramesuan on the cremation site of his father, Ramathibodi I, the first king of the Ayutthaya … Continue reading

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India : the bad boys kings

Since 3 decades, Jaisalmer, a town situated in the indian Thar desert, has seen a huge development due to its strategic importance near the Pakistani border and its medieval style. Be they soldiers, tourists or locals, people mingle freely in a place that has become … Continue reading

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On indian callousness

Here is an example of the lack of concern for details that has become the hallmark of the Indian life at every level. In 2004, P.V. Naramsinha Rao, a former Prime Minister, died. According to the hindu rites, his body … Continue reading

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