Stories By 'Thomas Heaton'
Travel means movement, but the concept is all about the destination. Unless you’re a train- or plane-lover, travel is not about the grind between sites. In the almost 5, 000km I travelled in Europe, I didn’t spend more than three days in one location. I didn’t spend more than 12 hours in some cities. I tried to fit in the most important locations, but a lot of my time ended up being research for the next place to stay.
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Striking a small gong, a young man in maroon robes surveys the picturesque Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery grounds and Kavrepalanchok’s distant paddyfields and outlying villages. The seemingly muted tones travel far.
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If France were to feed Kathmandu for a night, what would it serve? The French are rightly proud of their cuisine, which boasts more iconic dishes than one can count. And Kathmandu will soon be able to get a taste of some of them.
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New Zealand has long been a place of refuge, away from the conflicts of the world The country has been a safe haven, where people lived peacefully, unmolested.
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Even though the government set regulations and standards in 1999, inadequate implementation and poor regulation of the transport of livestock and their slaughter have left both animals and consumers unprotected.
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Brought to Kathmandu from Kochi, the only familiarity with the kudampuli seems to be its texture. Although that too is up for debate—maybe it’s the texture of a dried apricot, perhaps a prune, but its flavour is otherworldly for the uninitiated.
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