As many of you know, Christelle and I travel regularly to Nepal thanks to the on-location workshops that we host, as well as for projects that we develop there like the one that was recently published in National Geographic.
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With Holi Festival exactly one month away I thought that today would be a great time to share some practical tips to make the most of this exciting event. You may not be in India or on our Nepal Photo Tour to celebrate, but chances are that there is a Holi Festival happening near you too!
3 years ago today my 6-month solo trip came to an end and my life, as I had previously known it, too. But before I get into how it changed everything and what I learned from the experience, let me tell you how it all began.
One of the qualities of the Nepali people is that they have absolutely no problem whatsoever in being photographed, so much so, that often times they don’t even notice that you are taking photos of them.
When travelling to other countries, it’s important to respect the culture that you are visiting and in order to do so, you need to know a little bit about the local customs. So on that note, here are a few things that I think are useful to know about Nepal.
In a society where arranged marriages are commonplace, men hold hands, the show of affection (between people of opposite sex) in public is frowned upon and transvestites are not in plain sight (at least not to the extent that they are in places like Thailand), it’s hard to asses, as a tourist, where Nepal stands with regards to LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) rights.
Often times avoiding getting sick is about taking the right precautions. So, on that note, here are 5 things could make all the difference when travelling to Nepal.
When speaking of his interest in the rural countryside John Sandford says: “Things happen out there that are very strange to city dwellers”. Now I’m not entirely sure that it’s because I’m a city girl, but strange things did indeed happen to me whilst living in rural Nepal.
That the 2015 earthquake in Nepal was devastating is known by all, but, what many people don’t know is that of the almost 9000 people killed, more than half of them died in Sindhupalchowk. 96.8% of the houses were destroyed (64565 houses in total!) and the rescue of survivors was made near impossible due to the obliteration of roads such as the Araniko highway.
Aside from what you would normally pack for any trip, these are 5 additional things that I would recommend including in your suitcase if you are travelling to Nepal.