Category: Nepal

In between the lecture period and the group paper period, we got a long weekend to relax and do as we pleased. Most of our class went hiking whilst others travelled to other cities in Nepal like Chitwan or Kathmandu. I and five other students did the Mardi Himal Trek whilst others did the Poon

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Pokhara is a city full of possibilities for the adventurer, the artist, the sporty traveller and someone who simply wants to have a good time. What makes Pokhara so appealing to tourists and us students is that it does not have monuments, museums or other classic tourist attractions in the same way Paris, London, Rome

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Hey! I have now been in Nepal for about two weeks and I’ve settled in my new apartment on the fifth floor overlooking much of Pokhara city. From my balcony I see the Fewa Lake in all its beauty, small shops along the streets selling potato chips and fruits, children playing with a football, occasionally

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Packing for Nepal can seem daunting: mountains, monsoon, tropical weather and the possibility of backpacking afterwards. There are so many things to consider! I have in this post tried to give some general tips on what to include based on experiences from my whole class.   Hot tip from everyone: Be critical and bring as

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Whether you like adrenaline, beautiful scenery or to just chill out, Pokhara has it all. These are some of the activities we did in the weekends.   Rafting Water activities is a speciality of Nepal and particularly Pokhara. Canoeing, canyoning, swimming in the river and rafting are amongst the possibilities. Seven of us decided to

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This is written in the car on the way to a beach in Sri Lanka where I’ll write my exam. That’s one of the great things about Kulturstudier; you can travel and study at the same time. What’s even better is that you learn so much about Nepal and the surrounding countries in South Asia

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We have just had our long weekend and almost everyone in the group spent it in the mountains hiking. Some of us did Mardi Himal (5 days) and another group did Poon Hill (4 days). The two hikes are a bit different, but both are absolutely amazing! You get to feel the massiveness of the

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We have been living here for four weeks now and life starts to get organized into routines. We cook, we read, we listen to lectures and we hang out (a lot). We are also still finding our place here: where to shop, where to read, how to bargain, what to order at restaurants, how to

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When you might find yourself tired of the hectic atmosphere that comes with any city, and the heat of the sun becomes too much and lake Fewa seems so tempting for a refreshing swim (but you know it’s a bit too dirty for it) you can always escape to Begnas lake. Begnas lake is about

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Before the semester some of the students had been travelling in India, while others had been elsewhere in the world. Daniela and I planned to go to northern India after the semester, but we also spent some time in Nepal before heading there (the route to India follows in detail in an upcoming post). Since

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