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It’s Christmas in Kathmandu! Not only has the temperature dropped significantly (and I mean it’s become, like, COOLLLLDDD!!), but the city is completely lit up with what I can only explain as Christmas lights! How happy you can imagine I am feeling right now to have a little holiday cheer. Only thing is, the holiday […]

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As you know, I returned to Kathmandu after a nice holiday in India. What you may not know, however, is that when I returned, I quit my job at INFO Nepal. I don’t want to go into details, so as not to jeopardize the privacy of particular individuals. I will simply say that before I […]

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My preconception of Delhi was not good. Based on all I had heard in Kathmandu, I expected a congested, polluted city, thieving, womanizing people, and scorching heat. And perhaps if I had REALLY delved into the city, I would have experienced that. But, sheltered (from the moment I left Kathmandu) within the Tibetan community, I […]

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Dharamsala is a special place. Given to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan gov’t in exile in the late 50s, it is the largest Tibetan community outside of Tibet, and hometown of my friend Doka. In the last 10 years, it has become quite a tourist destination, as the popularity of the Tibetan cause, Buddhism, […]

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