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To Marpha: Nepal’s postcard vintage village

It is hard to imagine a more appealing village in Nepal than Marpha. It has clean streets, quaint houses and cheery locals. Open a window of your hotel and you see apple trees. Tourists saunter down the narrow street, awestruck by the preserved cultural gem. It is a place that makes a case for not […]

In Nepal’s ancient salt hub Dana, a walk past yesterday

“Let’s go up here,” my companion suggested, crossing the road and climbing up a small trail. “I want to show you something.” My companion had, it turned out, taken me on a trail that went as much up as back into the past. We were soon on a narrow stone-paved street. Huge Newar-style houses, bigger […]