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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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A Welcome of Odors and Body Bags: Kolkata, Part 1

November 13, 2008
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A Welcome of Odors and Body Bags: Kolkata, Part 1

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot Kingfisher Airlines brings me safely from Hyderabad to Kolkata in two hours. We touch solid ground after night has fallen. The airport is nothing like the spaceship in Hyderabad. It has the beige and brown lived in charm of a Mexican cantina from the 50ies. There is...
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