Nepal

Laphing, Tibetan fast food: My experience

A snack that cools and gives strenght on a cool summer day. Origin Laphing is originally from Sichuan cuisine which is one of China’s most popular ones. It was  called ‘liang fen’. Tibetans, as followed, have enjoyed the dish and have brought it straight to Nepal where it, too, starts to gain popularity. Serving The consistency of laphing is jelly-like, made of mung-bean or…

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Puri – popular crispy bread

 Puri is a popular crispy bread known in India, although it is also a traditional Nepali dish. It is a bread made of whole wheat flour, usualy eaten with Potato Curry (Aaloo ko tarkari). Recipe for 20 pieces: Preparation: Mix flour and salt in a bowl and add water little by little to dough while kneading Add 1 spoon of hot…

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Parshuram Jayanti – Shiva and Parvati wedding anniversary

A few days after the Nepalese New Year, the Hindu festival Parshuram Jayanti was on… celebrated by the Bikram Sambat traditions as Parshurama’s birthday. This year – 2018 – the holiday fell on April 18 according to the Gregorian calendar. According to the ancient book of Ramayana, Parashurama arrives at the engagement ceremony of Sita and Rama on that day….

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Khapsey

Khapsey are Tibetan bisquits , very popular in Nepal, Widely prepared for Lhosar – Tibetan New year. In addition, Tibetans often prepare them for various occasions, such as weddings, family holidays or other religious festivals, many of which are found in both Tibetan culture and the neighboring Newari. There are many different types – read: shapes – khapsey cookies. Two…

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A story of Brahmin family.

Kathmandu: The story of one Brahmin family

Here is the story of a Nepali family… “Namaste. My name is Durga Devi Dulal. I was born in 1977 March 20, Sunday. In the village called Madhumalla of Morang district (East Nepal). My family had 7 members. Father, Mother and 5 children, among them 4 were daughters and one son. I am the 2nd daughter of my family. I was very discipline…

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A recipe for bolognese in Nepal

Spagetti bolonese

Mom and the cooking Everyday my mom cooks. Mostly she makes dall bhat which is rice with legume sos. Sometimes, also aloo dum, potato curry. She is a busy woman. Beside housework and cooking she writes and makes movies for our Polish website. And its her favorite occupation. Sometimes she wants some more time for her artistic expressions, so she…

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The story of the Shehnai instrument

History: Shehnai, traditional wind instrument

Quick Introduction Emperor Aurangzeb was considered as the last great Mughal Emperor who extended the Empire over nearly all the Indian subcontinent. He was born in 1618 and ruled for 49 years. He brought to his rule a strict Islamic law called Fatawa-e-Alamgiri. It was said that he imposed a ban on music but it seems that not completely. The story Long ago…

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The cremation and how they do it

Cremation in India and Nepal

The traditions Traditions of funerals are different all around the world. We buried dead people, in Tibet they give them to vultures, in India they mostly burn them, sometimes they bury, and sometimes they just let them into the Ganges. By the way mummified are always the rich and famous ones. In Tibet only high lamas and in Egypt pharaohs. Everywhere in different ways,…

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Who they are, what are their beliefs and where are they from

Nepal: Who are Kiranti

Kirati, Kiranti is an ethnic group with roots going back several millennia distinguished by separate beliefs, traditions and language between Nepalese. Region Traditionally, they live in the  region of Arun river flowing through Eastern Nepal. A distinction is made between two groups: Wallo – living west of the river Pallo – occupying the eastern territories of Arun Their tribes are also found…

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A festival in Kathmandu

Kathmandu: Sapta Jatra meaning seven day long festival

On Saturday morning I heard a great noise on the street informing about another party. I caught my camera, ran and saw crowds of women dressed in red, fast-paced with jugs on their heads. What’s going on Nepalese asked what this party is about, are saying that this is not a special occasion and not a festival at all. Pressed…

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Fiddlehead ferns with garlic butter

The nipple is very delicate in its structure … and as such it is considered a royal delicacy replacing the rarely met asparagus. Niuro – as it is called in Nepali – belongs in the category of vegetables to the deciduous group and serves as many other types of greens for preparing saag. The recipe given below is not much different from…

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Buddha Jayanti: Kathmandu, Baudha

Buddha Purnima is the most important festival of all Buddhist groups. This day celebrates not only as the birthday of the great Shakyamuni, but also the anniversary of his enlightenment and the anniversary of entering the parinirvana, meaning the leaving of body. Before the Happening Anniversary of the death Buddha’s birthday festival in Kathmandu lasted two days from 29 to…

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Tibetan wedding

Wandering around Bauddha on the day of Buddha Purnima – 30 may – we came across partying Tibetans. Organization The wedding party took place in a regional clinic of Tibetan medicine. The area of ​​the wedding celebration consisted of a small square with a tent, where tables and chairs were set up, and the waitresses were carrying dishes and drinks….

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Lumbini: forgoten places of Buddha’s life

Lumbini is a city situated in south Nepal. It is a place of buddhist cult believed to be a birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama. Lumbini was made a World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1997. Gautama was a son of Queen Mayadevi, born in 563 BCE. When he achieved Enlightenment some time around 528 BCE, became the Buddha and founded Buddhism. In Lumbini there are many temples, monasteries and monuments….

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The winter is over – in nepal we have summer

We came to Nepal in around 20th January and it was very cold. Around to 5 degrees at night and 15 in day time. We changed from hot Tamil Nadu to cold Nepal in few days so it was not easy to get used. At that time the temperature slowly increased day by day. In February we got a flat…

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The beliefs and cult of Gurungs caste in Nepal

Gurung Dharma: shamanic practices and Gurung beliefs

Gurung Dharma, or the Gurung shamanic traditions … … are now considered – also by its supporters – as an ancient system of shamanic beliefs, which is only a remnant of the former powerful cult. Gurung beliefs The Gurungs – in their language – Tamu-mae – combine practical everyday life with rich cosmology, inhabited by innumerable good and evil spirits….

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What sweets can we you find in Nepal.

Nepali sweets

In the date of 14 April from the morning we could see everywhere in the shops many colorful sweets.  Chay-shops (local tea shops) turned into a confectionerys on this occasion, and the air was full of unearthly aroma of caramel and Nepalese spices. So for the reason of New Year feasted by Nepali people 3 days we arranged some interview…

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How we extend visa in Nepal and how much it costs.

The extension of Nepali visa in Kathmandu

Our visa was about to end so we went to the Department of Immigration to extend it. In Nepal we can be maximum 5 months in time of 1 year. The visa we took was 3 months long so we could have take 2 more. It costs 2$ a day. The preparation We have got ready all the papers, the…

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A recipe for potato salad from Nepal.

Aloo Sandheko – Potato salad

Sandheko is a kind of cold salad, Nepalese Aloo Sandheko is simply a potato salad with spices. Recommended for summer grilling as a great addition to grilled or smoked meat. For 4 portions: Wash the potatoes and cook them for a 30 minutes in a boiling water. Cool them, peel and cut into a 2cm cube. Peel the onion and cut…

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Roti – fried breads

When 8 eggs bought from the store land unexpectedly on the ground … … our neighbor said she would show how to make roti. This is a kind of bread fried in oil. Sometimes with egg, sometimes not. My roti made according to the instructions of the neighbor pleases me the most. She recommends eating it with vegetable curry. We, of course, prefer with…

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All ingredients within a reach – Hashtags to ease the searching

Often we look for recipes for a great lunch or big dinner but sometimes it happens that you need to find some specific ingredient. No matter it is because you have too much of it or because you like it very much. Maybe you want to learn something about it or start experimenting. Which ever case it is you want to get…

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A recipe for a vegetable curry. Perfect with fried pancakes or rice.

Sabji curry – Vegetable sauce

The word „sabji” means vegetables. Maybe we sometimes forget that the potato is also a vegetable … now we can remind ourselfs of this fact. Potato is the most commonly added vegetable in India and Nepal in various types of combinations. Sabji curry is also made of cauliflower, peas and cabbage. Bengal sabji puri – that is, vegetables with fried bread, popular, warming…

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Nepali calendar and the way it works.

Nepali calendar – Bikram Sambat

The Nepali calendar includes the Hindu calendar Bikram Sambat (Vikram Samvat) and the days of the week, days of the month and anniversaries of the Gregorian calendar. The Nepalese calendar, Nepali Patro – also called Nepali Bikram Sambat, in short BS – means all national holidays, cultural and religious festivals of all ethnic groups of Nepal. It includes mainly Dashain,…

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Running race from Stupa to Stupa

Stupa to Stupa ultramaraton: from Swayambhu to Bouddha

On March 24, the STUPA TO STUPA STAGE was held in the Kathmandu Valley … – 54 km ultramarathon running mainly along the paths of tourist paths. The route connects the two most important Buddhist temples in Nepal and several Buddhist monasteries. This year’s run to 41 km was led by Roman Evarts from Lithuania. Then he lost the route…

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Thali – Rice with whole set of sauces

Thali means a plate with a rice and a set of sauces that traditionally has to offer all five flavors. The word ‘thali’ means a plate in Hindi and Nepali. The dish under this name is offered throughout northern India and Nepal. Restaurants compete in the quantity – and of course, sometimes and in quality – of the sauces offered…

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Yakwool – how to buy it without a failure

Initial recognition of the topic for those who want to buy a shawl made of yak wool. The first shopkeeper asked by me about yak wool showed a pile of neatly arranged shawls with bright colors saying ‘Yak wool, 300 rupees’. I stroked and tauched the material and provocatively said ‘This is not yak wool, show me the real yak wool .’…

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Kathmandu, High Himalaya Bakery: cake on order

In order to know the prices of cakes… We did a small round around the region, in Bauda, Kathmandu. In the end, we chose the nearby High Himalaya Bakery: High Himalaya Bakery Ramhiti, Boudha, Kathmandu Which price list – standard in Kathmandu – I present below: small chocolate cake 500 grams – 550 rs medium chocolate cake 750 grams –…

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Anna’s birthday and Easter in Kathmandu

On 1st April was Annas 5th birthday. It happened to be that her birthday is the same day as Easter. Already month earlier Katia had a wish to paint eggs, anyway, eggs were forgotten and gifts were more important. However, after the birthday celebration we painted eggs. Gifts and cake In accordance with the birthday mode, which we invented recently…

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Timal Jatra: great buddhist festival

Tamangs believe that the tradition of celebrating Temal Jatra was initiated 300 years ago by King Rhinjen Dorje Bal. According to historical data, it is believed that in the late Middle Ages, when Nepal was divided into many small states like Baisi (a group of 22 states) and Chaubisi (a group of 24 states) in the present province 3 –…

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Sutkeri Masala – delicacy for nursing mothers

‘Sutkeri ko Ausedhi’ – ‘Sutkeri Masala’ – is a nourishing and sweet delicacy, for centuries prepared for nursing mothers in the region of the Himalayan foothills. It is a extremely nourishing goody which is the variation of very popular Nepali sweet called Gundhpak. The word ‘Sutkeri’ means the mother who has just given birth to a child. The word ‘ausedhi’…

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2145 – Year of the Earth Dog: Tibetan calendar

The tradition of the Losar festival dates back to prehistoric pre-Buddhist times in Tibet. When Tibetans traditionally practiced the Bon shamanic tradition, a festival was organized every winter in which people offered innumerable incense to local spirits and deities. This tradition has remained until today as the annual New Year’s Buddhist festival. Tibetan calendar – according to which the Buddhist…

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Why Indian people paint eyes of their children

Perhaps you are in shock seeing,  for the first time, a small child with intensely painted eyes. However, it has been very common in Hindu culture for a long time. Also today, many mothers, in India, Nepal, and in the Middle East, paint their childrens eyes with kayalem – an Indian equivalent fof eye-liner – obtained from oil, herbs and…

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Nepalese

Hindu castes are an important element of the Nepalese community, although there are some gaps in this system. Bahuns differently Brahmins, are sitting on top of this mountain. They can be government employees, landowners or farmers. As the next, there are Chhetri who usually serve as soldiers. The homeland of both ethnic groups are the hills of western Nepal, but…

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Ghode Jatra: Horse Racing Day, Kathmandu

Ghode Jatra, or the Horse Racing Day According to the tradition, on this day is celebrated the defeat of Tundi, a demon who once lived in a meadow known today as Tundikhel. After his death he was trampled under the hooves of dancing horses. It is said that the Ghode Jatra festival was initiated to make sure that his spirit is…

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Kathmandu: a visit to Boudanath

The way The price for a taxi from Thamel to Boudanath is around 300 – 400 Nepalese rupees. To get to Boudanath by public transport, go to the stop called Ratna Park – every Nepalese passerby will show you the way – and there (crossing the walking pedestrian going from Thamel or Ason Market) ask the drivers about Baudha. A…

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Vidanga and other miracles of Ayurveda

In India, where parasites are common, it is good to remember that people with weaker digestive systems are more susceptible to parasitic infections. It is not difficult to get an infection, and the conditions for development are important for the parasite. Intestinal parasites excellently develop on undigested food. Ultimately, the host suffers from weakening and degeneration. That’s why Ayurveda uses hot…

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Hariyo Saag: green leafy vegetables in Nepal

Winter months – December, January and February are the peak of the green vegetable season, from southern India to the Himalayas. Today I present a selection of salads, spinach and greens available in the winter season on the market in Kathmandu. A typical Nepali meal consists of rice, daal – a sauce prepared on the basis of one of the…

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Brahmins and Chhetri – the highest caste in Nepal

The highest caste was always Brahmins, holding positions of priests and teachers in the Hindu community. It is believed that in the twelfth century, during the Islamic invasion in India, Brahmins – Brahmans – emigrated to the western hills of Nepal. There they encountered a Khas caste, people of a Brahmin-like culture, who in the caste order never found themselves…

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Newari: native people of Kathmandu

The Newaries are originall residents of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding districts. It can not be said, however, that the population of the Newar is a tribal population of a particular race with simple ethnic roots, such as Magar, Gurung or Kiranti. Basically, it can be stated that the Newari people are the cross between Indians (Arya) and Tibetans…

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The meaning of Bauddhanath stupa

From an air view, the Bauddhanath stupa looks like a giant mandala … means – diagram of Buddhist cosmology. Four Buddhas set the main directions of the world, the fifth – Vairochana – sits in the middle. These five Buddhas also embody the five elements – earth, water, fire, air and ether – represented in the elements of the stupa….

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Kathmandu, Stupa Bauddhanath: history and legend

The Boudhanath stupa is located about 7 km northeast of Thamel – Kathmandu city center, near the ancient trade route leading from Tibet. The stupa is 44 meters high, the stupa dome is about 7 meters in diameter. The area of the stupa is approximately 6,756 square meters. Bauddhanath is one of the largest and most significant Buddhist objects in…

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Cancer, fear sicknes from keeping the emotions inside

Experienced physicians say, that there is some relationship between the nature of emotions of a man and his illnesses. This very certain interrelation is well developed in various medical techniques in the regions of Asia. Let’s select Chinese and Tibetan medicine as the most philosophically integral. Modern China, after several decades of translating the official course towards Western medicine, began…

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Nepal: festival Holi – Phagu Purnima

Fagu Purnima or Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated during the full moon … … at the end of the Nepalese Falgun month according to the Bikram Sambat calendar. In the southern region of Nepal, Terai, people are celebrating Holi a day later in relation to Holi celebrated in the Kathmandu Valley and in the mountainous regions of Nepal. Holi…

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Translate Sanskrit into Russian

Here are the words from Sanskrit from India 4 thousand years old. Now understand who are the founders of the written language, Slavs or Indians. But of course everything is much easier than it might seem. Slavs, are like arias not a nationality, but the designation of the territory on which the first highly developed form of the human language arose that later…

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They are not deities or gods

Before the advent of Abraham religion, the concept of GOD – as such, in the Abrahamist understanding – did not exist. Although we are used to the fact that various Eastern Asian figures in polytheistic cultures presented by gold or copper figures, statues, and monuments or wall drawings in Hindu temples are called deities or gods. But this is a…

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Nepali Masala

Here I present the most popular mixtures of spices used in Nepal, used daily in homes in the preparation of dishes. A mix of hot spices called “Garam Masala” is invariably still the favorite set of many masters, and mine too. It is used for dishes of Nepalese, Indian and European cuisine, especially those containing meat. As the name suggests…

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Katia has her 8th birthday

Today is Katia’s birthday, her 8th birthday. She is so big, I still can’t believe. It’s like I have one part that remembers my age of 8th and that I felt so big – and that she feels the same. And the other part still looks at her and sees her as a small girl and that she can’t be…

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Sky lantern – the third try to make it fly

Today we have a lot to do. I had thought of a gift for my sister, that I have to make today, and, with dad, we are making another sky lantern. Tomorrow is Katia’s birthday so I have to make it in time. About my gift, I will write in tomorrow’s post about Katia’s birthday. And today I am writing…

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Lampion – the second try to make it fly

Today for the second time, we are trying to make the flying lampion. 9:05 pm The first didn’t come out well. The fuel was used up and the balloon did not go up. It was made of bamboo sticks, thin metal wire, paper and a plastic bag. To stick together we used tape, treads, and super glue. As a fuel,…

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Women of Nepal: Portraits

It happened to be Lhosar, Tibetan New Year and while coming back from our walk to Kopan Monastery we took pictures of women.  Maybe Nepalese look similar but different casts have their own looks. Each woman has her own kind of beauty. Here I’m going to show it. And here are more pictures. New Year in Kopan Monastery in Nepal Tibetan New Year…

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Baudha and Budhanilkantha: Tamang region

A week ago we moved to another region. We live now in a rented flat in the Baudha region of Kathmandu – near the Boudhanath stupa – where is located the region of native residents of Kathmandu – Tamang. Traditionally, the people of Tamang adhere to Mahayana Buddhism. The sounds of the daily morning puja – mainly, to this day, bells…

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Sonam Losar: Tibetan New Year in Baudha, Kathmandu

Sonam Losar falls yearly on various dates – usually falls on the second, sometimes the third full moon after the winter solstice – in the Bikram Sambat calendar. This calendar is an ancient Tibetan-Chinese lunar calendar. So Sonam Lhosar falls the next day after the new moon of the month, Magh – on the day called Magh Sukla Pratipada. Sonam…

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To Kopan Monastery and Lhosar – Tibetan New Year

17th February we went on a walk to Kopan Monastery. From our house, it looks like on the other side of a city. We asked the owner of our flat, how many kilometers were between us and the Monastery. He told us that only 2 kilometers, we were quite surprised, as you can imagine. It so happened that the day we…

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Unexpected surprises – Pashupatinath Temple (Part 2)

While we wandered around, on the hill, our father called us to see something great. We went to see what he was looking at and on the edge of a hill was a barrier, behind which we could see something magnificent. We didn’t know what it was but it was very, taking the breath. There was a river and small stupas…

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Unexpected surprises – Pashupatinath Temple (Part 1)

11th February 2018 Today while walking through the city we sow stairs leading up to the hill and we didn’t expect what we were going to see. Today started as usual. I woke up, made exercises, ate breakfast while talking with mom in between. When sisters woke up we served them breakfast and took care of morning washing teeth. In…

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Our mother’s birthday

Today, 15th February 2018, is my mothers birthday. Our planning and gifts We (me and Katia (my biggest sister)), planned to make some surprises for her, like gifts and morning taking care. While we reminded ourselves of her birthday only 10th February when I talked with Katia and then said something about Katia’s birthday and in that moment I remembered that our…

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Nepali spirit: culture of Shivalinga

According to the Hindu cult, the puja for Shiva is made every morning and evening. The offerings are made of what brings a good impression in the cold region of the Himalayan foothills – light, clean water, the smell of incense, flowers, fire, and delicacies. The lingam – Shiva’s symbol – is commonly worshiped as a source of power and…

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Nepal – The winter is coming to an end or was it just my sister

Today sitting with a computer, as usual, I heard something that made me froze (even more than I was already). Winter in Nepal and first cold night Now Nepal is covered in the cold wind with cold air and snow on the peaks. We were so lucky not to, meet snow, my sisters wouldn’t appreciate my thought. But we still are in a…

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Donbass — Rozy and life in Nepal

I think, that you, dear reader, naturally raised the question of what the photo has in common with the title. I am going to explain. This photo was taken in the center of Kathmandu in the Tamel region at one of the many temples. I sat down at the temple sadhu (holy man) and we took a picture together. He is so…

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Sukuti – dried meat from Nepal

We bought sukuti in a local shop, the usual price is 1500Rs for kg. Of course not one kg but few small pieces. The whole family loved it and ate the whole day. It is very tasty. A small piece can be eaten for a very long which is recommended to extract all the taste from it. Sometimes instead of…

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Curry leaves – a popular spice and cure

Today I’m presenting one of our favorite spices – curry leaves. Murraya koenigi – curry leaf tree – is a naturally growing tree in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The plant is in the same family as the popular healing tree of nimm. It was also adapted to the climatic conditions of South Africa and Malaysia. Curry leaves are commonly used in…

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Katmandu: Kopan Monastery

Many of us have a very idealistic idea of monasteries, thinking of some high things. In fact, everything is much simpler. The monastery is principally a school. But what they study and who teaches in this school is already a question of the quality of education and the matter of every educational institution. What do the monks learn in the…

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Kolam – Rangoli

 Kolam is most known in south India, Nepal, and few other Asian countries. While walking through the village streets of Tamil Nadu, it is hard not to see the drawings on the ground. They are made of rice flour, chalk powder, rock powder or colored powders. The making of such a kolams is widely practiced by women of South India. In…

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Pani Puri

Today I would like to tell a story about the snack eaten in India, Nepal and other neighboring countries. Panipuri is a street snack of several regions in the Indian subcontinent. It is made of a round, hollow puri (fried crisp) that is filled with a mixture made of tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion or chickpeas and after added flavored water (known as imli pani). It has various names, depending…

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Lemon grass: to mosquito and cold say ‘No!’

Lemon grass, gingergrass or palmarosa – ‘Cymbopogon martini’ Known in India as ganjan or gavti cha,  is a species of grasses. It grows wild in wetlands of rural areas of India, Nepal, China and neighboring countries. In Ayurveda known as Rohisha – is a component of many ayurvedic prescriptions and is used in traditions of natural healing. The Chinese usually use…

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Differences between India and Nepal

 While crossing the border, immediately some things change. As India and Nepal are countries that are similar in so many ways, it would be hard to take them apart. But history says differently. Before, Nepal had some issues with India. I think that only the fact, that there are mountains, made Nepal. But in any way, there are differences not…

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From Tamil Nadu – by train – to Nepal (Kathmandu)

The time started to rush and in no time it was time to leave as our Indian visa was about to end. 20th we started packing and deciding what to take. In the evening we made a feast to which came Amsa, an Indian woman, our friend and the owner of our flat. I also called our old friend Swetlana, and…

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Gajar Halva

Gajar means carrot in Hindi, Bangla and Nepali. This is a very unique dessert, very simple to prepare, popular in all of northern India and Nepal. We got to know it in West Bengal. Indians say that it is impossible to not add ghee to halva, as it will not have the proper aroma. Cardamon is added only by some Indians, many do…

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Banana dosai

This is the recipe I used on 5th day of Navrati (Indian festival). On 5th day the Bhag was banana so I made those. Preparation: Peel and mash banana in a bowl – I didn’t have the tool to mash so I cutted them very properly Mix well with rice flour, maida, sugar, nuts and raisins Take pan on a…

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Bananas in batter

This is the recipe I used on fifth day of Navratri as the bhag was banana. Everyone loved those slices of banana in the batter. Preparation: Cut the bananas in circles. Mix the egg, the sugar and the salt. Then slowly add the flour and baking soda while stirring. The mixture must be something like cake batter. Fill a frying…

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Sweet and cooling dessert

Some time ago I have discovered a great dessert… First time when we came to Goa I thought to make a mix of cream, banana and sugar. It was delicious but this time we came to Goa I already knew something like curd which I love to eat with jaggery (sugarcane product, used instead of sugar). I made curd with…

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Applying Visa Nepal – India

After 3 months in Nepal… we wanted to stay there a little longer. So we went to the immigration office at the Shahid Chowk roundabout not far from the Lakeside in Pokhara. The visa in Nepal can be extended by two months, no more. The application for an extension – as well as the application for a visa have to be done online….

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From Kathmandu to the border (Belahiya)

To reach the border we had to buy a bus ticket to Sunauli. After obtaining the Indian visa as we wanted, we had not much time to cross the border. We decided to go in the evening after receiving passports with visa stamps. Some travel agents have argued that no overnight bus ticket to Sunauli is available, as the road to the…

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Kathmandu: Chinese Restaurant

Chinese cuisine is characterized by exceptional originality and extraordinary care of prepared dishes. Contrary to appearances, it offers a wide range of ordinary, well-known dishes, so you can easily find something for yourself. Often the menu that we are presented with includes pictures of the food being prepared, which will make it much easier for us to choose. I recommend…

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Samosa

Samosa are fried dumplings popular almost in whole Asia. We made them in Poland, stuffed with meat, baked, not fried, according to the Uzbek recipe under the name of “samsa”. In India samosa is the most available snack stuffed with vegetables – most often potatoes with the dal. In Tamil Nadu they are tiny – maybe 5cm each, stuffed with fried…

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Kathmandu: Garden Of Dreams

A peaceful place where you can rest from noisy streets of big city. Open from 9 am to 10 am whole week. Tridevi Sadak, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Mobile Number: +977 1-4425340 Waiting for our Indian visas, we decided to catch up on Kathmandu’s tourist offers while finding a nice place where we could let our feet rest. We were most tempted…

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Spices from Nepal

The purpose of this article is to present the most common Nepali spices typical of this country, along with their medical properties. Akhbare khursani Akhbare khursani is also known as dalle khursani, meaning round chilli is the spiciest spice of the world. The fully mature fruits are mostly shaped like cherries and are glowing red. Grown in households in Nepal and…

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Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. It’s a big city and I have been only in the centre and north of the city. The place in the centre is called Thamel, it’s mostly touristic place and everyone knows where is it. There are many shops with hand made cloths and organic cloths. Many restaurants with all kinds of testes mainly…

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Kathmandu Fun Park

Having arrived in Kathmandu we decided to enjoy little bit together with children – after all we are in the capital … We were thinking of a traditional European amusement park. Such places are also available in the city center – such as the popular Garden of Dreams in the center of Kathmandu or Ratna Park on the key transport hub…

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To the Sarankot

1 July I woke up in the morning, not sure which hour. And parents told me that we are going to Sarankot. My mom was telling me that we are going immidetiely. So I had not much time. I took shower and got ready. We went taking with us small bag for raining coats and some food. We started walking,…

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Sikles: Namaste Guest House

Clean, comfortable and affordable guest house in the heart of Sikles village with wonderful view of Himalayas. Namaste Guest House Sikles Kaski, Nepal namaste.sikless@gmail.com phone: 984222487 Services: – 8 rooms (with 25 beds) – Hot/Cold shower – Free WIFI – Television (National/International channels) – Clean/affordable dining services  (generally used local, organic, fresh vegetables grown in own garden or in the…

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All day out

May 2017 One day in may when the day was like any other my father said that we all are going for a walk down the hill to the Lakeside. We got dressed and by 1pm we were ready. We closed house put shoues on. And went in new direction. One side of the hill takes to the city – I…

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Buddha Purnima – Birthday of Buddha

The birthday of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni Gautama falls in full moon in the month of May. Every year in early May, sometimes at the end of April is held in Nepal Buddha Purnima, otherwise Buddha Jayanti, commonly known in other Buddhist countries Wessaka. This year it fell on 13th May. So we went from our mountain homestay in Methlang…

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More about Metlang

It’s a Village on top of the hill. It’s quiet and peaceful… People have small farms with chickens. And fields with corn, rice and pumpkins. Sometimes also potato and tomato in small quality. I think that the population here is about 100 people. I’m not sure. The village isn’t big but it have few hotels and Guest Houses. There is only…

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Metlang – Pokhara, Guest House

For the change we decided to move on the hill… The place is called Metlang, it’s on one of the hills next to Sarankot. Just above the Pheva Lake which makes a really great view. On one side we can see surrounding us city and on opposite side we can see an amazing view of one of the highest mountains in…

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Bhedetar: Sunrise Hotel

Hotel in a nice mountain climate. HOTEL SUNRISE & LODGE Mem Chamling Bhedetar 4 Dhankuta, Koshi Sunsari, Nepal phone: 025 400017 mob.: 9849361175 mob.: 9816382727 mob.: 9802747075 The hotel is run by the family of the Rai and Limba caste, Nepali tradition of Kiranti. Good quality rooms with hot water. Available hotel parking for guests and wifi. Restaurant with nepali dishes…

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From Dharan to Pokhara – Bus

Finally we decided to leave Bhedetar and head to Pokhara. The bus we bought sits in was going trough all Nepal from Dharan to Pokhara. And it meant 14 hours of journey with very small breaks. One sit costs 1170 Rs. So we took 4 sits for 4400 Rs with small discount. I have to bring up one thing. On…

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Holi

Celebrated 12th and 13th March, 2017 Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many people it means to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair…

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Bhedetar

We live in a hotel called Sunrise Hotel… Where we got to know the owner of the hotel and his big family. The hotel is situated in the village called Bhedetar which is on one of the mountains next to the city Dharan. This place is very beautiful. You can see roads spreading around hills like ribbons. And the sunset…

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From Gaya to Nepal

4th of March, Saturday The date of the end of our visa was coming up so we finally headed to Nepal. We got ready and by 11:30 we were in riksha going to the bus station. I was little angry on my friends because they didn’t say goodbye busy with their work. But we did say goodbye to the owners…

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Introduce

Hi!!! My name is Maya. Welcome to my site.This Blog is about our travels around Asia. Mostly India. I am travelling with my family. Parents and 3 small sisters. We travel a lot to visit new places and learn about different cultures and religions. I want to share my experience and my knowledge about places, food, transport and many more….

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