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In pictures: A day in the life of ‘Himalayan Viagra’ pickers

  As monsoon clouds enter Nepal from the Bay of Bengal, hordes of people descend the highlands of the western hills, some with their bags full while some with hope to have their bags full the next time. This is the story of Nepal’s ‘yarsa pickers’, who take up the challenge to collect the ‘magic […]

Seven days on the Annapurna trail: Little ol’ Emily makes it to the ABC

How can I begin to describe my experiences in the completely captivating country of Nepal? I experienced everything touristy- walked the streets of Kathmandu, and travelled to some of the national parks and most popular cities. I took boat rides on lakes, tasted dal bhat, and met the friendliest beings I’ve encountered in my life. […]