After reading Nick and Sheryl's book, Marissa Kokkoros knew she had to act. Using her unique skills -- she and her husband Marco have traveled the world with the Patch Adams group, bring the joy of clowning to the poor and sick -- they embarked on a journey to India and Nepal. After returning to Canada, they created Aura Freedom International to combat modern-day slavery and oppression. Photo Courtesy Italo Bertolasi -- Clown One Italia Onlus.
Having spent three months in Nepal in late 2010, much of the time in Pokhara, and returning for long-term stays over the following two years, I came to know the town quite well and wanted to share with other Nepal-bound travelers my tips for everything from the best hotels and restaurants, to the not-to-be missed sights, and even the best place to get a haircut.
NERVOCHAOS: Embarking for new Asian tour! – Metal Media – No sooner had returned to Brazil after another successful passage through South America and the Death Metal War Tank, NERVOCHAOS, already leave for their second tour in Asia. The band have performed in Asia in 2011 with performances in India and Nepal, and now part for more concerts in different countries: 05.08 – Bangkok (Thailand)...
The Thirteenth Dalai Lama, having returned from India in January 1913, issued a formal declaration of the complete independence of Tibet, dated the eighth day of the first month of the Water-Ox year (March 1913). The document also clarified: “Now the Chinese intention of colonising Tibet under the patron-priest relationship has faded like a rainbow in the sky”. *The Thirteenth Dalai Lama started international relations, introduced modern postal and telegraph services and, despite the…
#Kathmandu is one of the most important Hindu temples of Nepal. Known as #Pashupatinath Temple, it surprises visitors for its pagoda style of architecture despite being a Hindu temple. Moreover, the temple features a gilded rooftop, intricately carved rafters, and four main doors coated in silver. Several statues of deities can be seen around the main doors. The main highlight is the statue of Siva’s bull located inside the #temple.
Tarka Dal Recipe - Erren's Kitchen - This super healthy, split pea verion of Tarka Dall is a delicious vegetable curry that will appeal to the taste buds of vegetarians and meat eaters alike. This recipe is packed full of flavor and a perfect warming meal on a chilly day.
Earth's Highest Mountain Photographed From Space | Perspective Credit: Malenchenko/Russian Federal Space AgencyThe world's highest mountain doesn't look quite so high from space. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko recently snapped a shot of Mount Everest from his perch 230 miles (370 kilometers) above Earth on the International Space Station. The photo shows the peak of Everest nestled among other crags in the Himalayas, with snow lightly dusting the tops.