Farewell to the Pilgrim’s Book House, Kathmandu

Farewell to the Pilgrim’s Book House, Kathmandu

The phrase Aladdin’s cave is often used to describe a place crammed full of interesting objects, and if ever there was a building worthy of the definition it was the Pilgrim’s Book House, Kathmandu. Squeezed between souvenir shops and tourist guest houses was an inauspicious shop front which led into a maze of rooms filled from floor to ceiling with books. Sadly, last week it burned to the ground.

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Is the Manaslu Circuit the new Annapurna Circuit?

Is the Manaslu Circuit the new Annapurna Circuit?

For a long time the Annapurna Circuit was one of the world’s classic treks, high up on the must-do list of many a seasoned traveller. And with good reason, too: circling one of Nepal’s most beautiful mountain ranges over a

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5 reasons why Bhutan is *NOT* worth the $200 per day tourist fee

5 reasons why Bhutan is *NOT* worth the $200 per day tourist fee

I explained in an earlier post how the government of Bhutan charges a minimum USD $200 per person per day fee to all tourists irrespective of what they do, a fee that’s set to increase to $250 next year. I

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