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34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France
Situated a block from the Canal St.-Martin in the 10th arrondissement, Du Pain et des Idées is your favorite corner bakery—only better. The owner, Christophe Vasseur, was named best boulanger in Paris in 2008, and for good reason....
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Ko Mak, Ko Kut District, Trat, Thailand
We anchored off Ko Mak for the night and the next day group I was with rented scooters while I decided to spend the morning kayaking, having a massage on the beach, swimming, and relaxing on deck with the boat to myself. Ko Mak is beautifully...
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Mahankal Mandir, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur 44812, Nepal
About an hour's drive outside of Kathmandu, Nepal is the teeny-tiny sleepy town of Nagarkot. Here you will find some of the most stunning views of the Himalaya mountain range with beautiful hikes and gorgeous viewpoints. Stay at the Hotel at the...
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Nagarkot, Nepal
On the way up to this lookout spot, there is a sign that points to the Hotel at the End of the Universe. It feels like a joke but it really is such a long and steep journey to get to Nagarkot. No matter where they are from, the people watching...
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Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
When in Nepal, it is a must to indulge in momos. Found in the quirkiest alleys, in the cleanest little shops, they come with mouth-watering sauces and sumptuous meat fillings. Slurp!
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Ganga Path, Kathamndu 44600, Nepal
It was the start of the monsoon season in Kathmandu, and although I had avoided the rain for five days, my luck finally ran out. After waiting out most of the shower in a small little family-owned general store, I headed out to the legendary...
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Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Tourists call it the “Monkey Temple,” owing to the clans of rhesus macaque wandering through the grottos and recesses of this ancient shrine. The monkeys climb where they please, siblings squabble, parents scold and protect—a parallel simian...
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Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
I’m not really much of a shopper but it’s hard not to look at the stuff for sale, especially when there’s a lot of it and it’s everywhere. One of my favorite places to *window shop* was Kathmandu. There, the vendors not only display their wares on...
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Patan 44700, Nepal
Of all the cities in the Kathmandu Valley, my favorite was Patan mainly because there was traditional Nepalese arts and handicrafts was on display everywhere. When I mean everywhere, I mean everywhere….on walls, stairs and steps, building facades,...
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Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
Although you wake up at the crack of dawn to see the moutain range at its clearest, it's well worth the early morning haul to the airport. There are several local airlines that will take you on a small plane on a one hour round trip flight from...
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Bhaktapur, Nepal
The ancient capital of the Kathmandu Valley is an earthy composition of ornate brickwork and wood filigreed temples built by the Newar tribe. In Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square; the relief carvings on the golden Suun Dhoka Gate, and stone images of the...
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Pokhara, Nepal
Driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara (the starting point for many treks in Nepal) on a Greenline bus (including a stop for lunch and two bathroom breaks) takes about 7 hours but the views are spectacular. Rivers, rice paddies and small town life are...
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Phewa Lake, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
For stunning Himalayan views, hire a canoe and row across Pokhara's Phewa Lake before sunrise. There are usually plenty of eager locals at the boats docks who are more than willing to row you around the lake and position your canoe in just the...
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Pokhara 33700, Nepal
There's nothing authentically Nepali about Mike's Restaurant, save for the stunning views of the Himalayan range and Phewa Lake, but what else do you really need for breakfast? When we're on the road, we do our vest best to eat, drink, shop, and...
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Pumdi Bhumdi, Nepal
Be prepared for some early mornings in Pokhara! Set your alarm, grab your coffee and camera and witness some of the most spectacular sunrises you will ever see. One of the best sunrises in Pokhara can be witnessed at the World Peace Pagoda (Shanti...
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Sarangkot, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
We rolled out of bed in the dead of night, hopped onto our mechanical bull - a 600cc whirling dervish of unsteady power - and rode off into the mountains. We arrived at SangKot, a favored sunrise destination for many people whom visit Pokhara, and...
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Lhasa, Tibet, China
Just before dawn, I’d set out to explore Chakpori—the “Iron Hill”—highest promontory in Lhasa. On its summit, Sangye Gyatsho, seventeenth century regent of Tibet, built the Mentsikhang, a medical college that turned out doctors until it was...
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Pedestrian St, Chengguan Qu, Lasa Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China, 850000
In the Jokhang Temple square there were so many pilgrims representing many areas of Tibet. This elderly woman was watching me with my camera and seemed curious so using gestures I asked to take her photo. Her stories of a long life are etched in...
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Seeing Potala Palace at sunset was a highlight of our visit to Lhasa, Tibet. The Palace is amazing inside and out!
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Chengguan, Lhasa, Tibet, China, 850000
The heart of the city of Lhasa, Tibet is Barkhor Square. The place thrives with all sorts of commercial and religious activities that are uniquely Tibetan and it’s a great place to just watch a very fascinating world go by. While there are a few...
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Lhasa, Tibet, China
The place where Tibetan monks would pray and gather - inside the Sera Monastery
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Dangquhe E Rd, Dangxiong Xian, Lasa Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China, 851500
Namtso Lake is the largest lake in Tibet, and the highest lake in the world. The lake surface is at 4,740 meters above sea level, measuring about 70 kilometers long and 30 kilometers broad, with a surface area of 1,920 square kilometers. Namtso...
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Phewa Lake, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
We weren't quite lucky to see the snowcapped covered mountains in the lovely lakeside village of Pokhara since we visited during monsoon season. But it was a perfect way to start our introduction to the area and cross over to the trail leading up...
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Pokhara Valley, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
Breathtaking scarves and blankets made from yak fur being hand loomed in the mountains of the Himalaya's on the edge of Pokhara Valley. A great buy! Negotiate!!!! Especially in low season when tourism is at a virtual standstill. August 2014.
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Situated among lotus ponds and palm gardens, the buildings at Angkor Village incorporate native Southeast Asian hardwoods and mimic traditional Khmer architectural styles. Ride on an elephant to Phnom Bakheng hill and watch the sunset or explore...
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Sangkat 4, Mittakpheap, Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
It sounds "too good to be true", right? No big resorts... miles of remote beaches... turquoise water... no crowds. The coastline of Cambodia is truly a tropical paradise! There are signs that things are changing, but today Otres Beach, just...