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Buhari — A Family Odyssey in Nepal

Price: $3.99 USD. Use coupon code SSW25 (25% off!) until July 31.  Words: 50,370. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Buhari – A Family Odyssey in Nepal is a story of love – love between people and cultures that exist half a world away. It celebrates a blending of families, and what a mother is willing to do to keep those she loves in her life.




Bill Gates Supports Income Brackets to Describe World

Image: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Bill gates will eradicate “developing” and “developed” from his vocabulary after reading  a recently released book entitled, “Factfulness,” by his good friend and Swedish statistician Hans Rosling.

Here’s how the four global income levels break down:

Level 1: People live on less than $2 a day. Rosling estimates that one billion people are living at or below this threshold. They get around on their own two barefoot feet, cook over an open flame like a cookfire, fetch water in a bucket, and sleep on the ground.

Some people living in countries like Nepal, Madagascar and Lesotho fall into this income category — but not all.  Many have much higher incomes, especially if they live in big cities.

One Year Without Vehicle Horns

Vehicle HornsTraffic moves along a road in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Nov. 1, 2017. (Sara Hylton/Bloomberg News)

The use of vehicle horns has been outlawed in Kathmandu since April of 2017, the start of the Nepali year.  Many doubted the ban would be successful, but one year later, the streets remain quiet.

“To mark the new year we wanted to give something new to the people of Kathmandu,” said Mingmar Lama, the head of the traffic police at the time the ban was introduced. “The horn is a symbol of being uncivilised. We wanted to show the world how civilised we are in Kathmandu.”

The ban was later introduced in other parts of the country, including the tourist hot spot Pokhara.

Source:   Vidhi Doshi, India correspondent for The Washington Post based in New Delhi.

Tourism Up in Mustang

Tourism in Mustang

According to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) in Jomsom, foreign tourism rose in 2017 by 34.49 per cent.  Of 52,475 tourists who visited Mustang, 4,115 visited upper Mustang, said Office Chief, Tulasi Dahal.  Tourists come from India, China, America, London, France, South Korea, Canada, New Zealand and Israel.  Among the many tourist sites are Lomanthang, Muktinath, Marfa, Thini and Kagbeni.

Source: http://bit.ly/2DBtOPj