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The End

May 3, 2011
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The End

At the start of this blog, I predicted that the financial crash would cause the government to spend huge money bailing out the people who caused it, adding a great deal to the national debt and sparking a crisis of confidence in the country’s ability to repay it, which would lead to a policy...
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Preparing for my Himalaya Escapade: Nepal, Part 2

December 12, 2008
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Preparing for my Himalaya Escapade: Nepal, Part 2

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot I only have two and a half days in Kathmandu to get everything ready and organized for my trekking departure into the Himalayas. I decide it’s time to get my hair trimmed and end up in a barber shop with a very skilled Indian barber cutting skillfully...
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Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal – Part 1

December 10, 2008
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Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal – Part 1

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot I arrive in Kathmandu as the first rays of sun dissolve the morning mist. The humid hot air of Kolkata has given way to brisk mountain air. Kathmandu, with a population of 700.000 Inhabitants, lies in a valley in the southern foothills of the Himalayas at 1400...
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The Journey from India to Nepal

December 8, 2008
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The Journey from India to Nepal

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot The overnight train ride from Kolkata to Patna does not feel as enjoyable and safe as all the other train ride adventures I have had so far. I am a bit concerned about my safety and the safety of my stuff. During the entire ride persistent beggars...
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Leaving Kolkata, Part 6

December 4, 2008
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Leaving Kolkata, Part 6

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot I spend only three days in Kolkata, as I have arranged to meet my friend Andi in Kathmandu, a mountain and expedition guide from Austria, who offered me to take me on a trek with him. On the day of my departure I hesitate and feel unsure...
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Walking Far: Kolkata, Part 5

November 28, 2008
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Walking Far: Kolkata, Part 5

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot Further on, craftsmen with their tools laid out in front of them are sitting on the sidewalk waiting to be picked up for a job. I walk far into areas where rarely another traveler has been seen. My favorite visual moment of the day is when I...
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The Family that Lives on a Bed: Kolkata, Part 4

November 23, 2008
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The Family that Lives on a Bed: Kolkata, Part 4

| Image by Photos by Uli Loskot I meet a family of at least five who live on a big bed outside a shop which sells traditional Indian embroidery. The father is already busy with hand embroidering a piece of fabric in mesmerizing high speed while some of his children are still sleeping and...
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Encounters at Sunrise, Kolkata, Part2

November 19, 2008
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Encounters at Sunrise, Kolkata, Part2

| Image by Photos by Uli Loskot I get up before sunrise, and am out on the streets taking photos by 6:00am. I encounter a world I would never see, if I got up a couple hours later. At this time of the day there are mostly only men out on the streets. The...
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