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At Pharping, among myths and miracles

Going to Pharping from Kathmandu feels like going back in time, from the city’s sorry present to its rich past. The transformation of the city into the countryside begins somewhere after Tribhuvan University. An old iron bridge, soot-black, spans a weary river of the same color. Going past this bridge I feel like I’ve escaped […]

Music, song and dance along the Rapti in Sauraha

Sauraha, in southern Nepal, is best known for its elephant rides and jungle safaris. But the region’s music, which emanates from nature herself, should give you one more reason to visit Sauraha soon. In Sauraha, music comes from different sources, some expected, some not so much.     Imagine sitting on a boat on the […]