Mythical Himalayas

Exploring Kathmandu – 4 Top Attractions

July 8, 2009  

Exploring Kathmandu – 4 Top Attractions

You don’t need to even step foot in Kathmandu to appreciate its visions of spirituality and intrigue. First captured as the home of Shangri-la by the novelist James Hilton, then epitomized in song by Cat Stevens, it seems the world cannot get enough of this place, the capital of Nepal. It’s such an inspirational place that you’ll have no trouble finding things to do, but to whet your appetite, here are a few ideas for exploration in Kathmandu. Durbar Square. Photo... [Read more of this review]

Tibet, Roof of the World

June 22, 2009  

Tibet, Roof of the World

I don’t like to quote Wikipedia too often, but on this occasion it’s really quite apt – “‘Tibet’ names and definitions are linguistically and politically loaded language.” In context of this discussion, the Tibet we refer to is the official Tibet Autonomous Region. It is a natural geographic wonders, the world’s longest and highest plateau full of gorgeous scenery that has been dubbed ‘the roof of the world.’ While the country is filled with unique... [Read more of this review]

Exile in Remote Putao

May 13, 2009  

Exile in Remote Putao

The beautiful remoteness of Putao has a prominent foothold on the Burmese imagination – remote, inaccessible and ringed by snow-capped Himalayan mountains. Truly off the beaten trek, Putao was one of the British Empire’s most remote outposts and due to its isolation, was never conquered by the Japanese during the World War. Today, the Kachin state attracts adventurers, lured to the place by tales of rare species of orchids, the discovery of new breeds of snakes... [Read more of this review]

A Backpacker’s Guide to India

May 12, 2009  

A Backpacker’s Guide to India

India is one of the most varied and beautiful countries in the world – a heady mix of beautiful beaches, lush rice fields, holy temples and hectic cities. Its city streets are a riot of color, and its peaceful natural landscapes and breathtaking architecture inspire even the most jaded traveler to find his inner guru. With cheap food, welcoming locals and hundreds of hostels in India, it’s no surprise this country is a well-trodden stop on the backpacker trail,... [Read more of this review]

Wanderlust and Lipstick

April 28, 2009  

Wanderlust and Lipstick

Beth Whitman’s own wanderlust started years ago with a trip to India. While she’d seen plenty of the U.S. at that point, her only trip abroad had been a few weeks in England. But after three months in India, Nepal and Thailand, Beth was hooked. Since that first trip, Beth has made a career out of traveling — especially to India and the surrounding countries. Not only has she written about the area, but Beth also leads tours to India and Bhutan. Beth says,... [Read more of this review]

The Annapurna Mountains

February 27, 2009  

The Annapurna Mountains

Commonly regarded as the most beautiful mountain range in the Himalayas, the Annapurna massif consists of six major peaks, including the towering majesty of Annapurna I, one of the fourteen peaks in the world that is over eight thousand meters high. Annapurna Mountains. Photo credit - sharnik. The main Annapurna trekking routes are rated as some of the best in the world by veteran hikers – they showcase the best scenery the Himalayas have to offer, from high alpine... [Read more of this review]

Culinary Adventures of India

January 27, 2009  

Culinary Adventures of India

India’s culinary landscape can be summarized into three words: spicy, herb-rich and vegetarian. Most foreigners will find these less appetizing compared to their usual fare, but choosing to miss out on them when traveling to India would be your loss. Trying out the unique local flavor is part of the exciting adventure that makes up India, and one challenge that every self-declared independent traveler should take! Unearthing Asia takes a look at the various local delicacies... [Read more of this review]

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