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How I learned to go in circles in Kathmandu

Circles don’t get much respect. They are the pariahs of geometry; round pegs in a world of square holes. Western culture has little good to say about the circle. If we’re stuck on a project, we’re told to stop going in circles. Such criticism makes our heads spin, so we respond, as people say in the US, by ‘circling the wagons’. Lines and angles, though, are good. We’re told to travel in a straight line, to stand up straight and be a straight shooter – or maybe a straight arrow. Either way, it’s imperative that we think straight. For a long time, I, too, bought into this anti-circle bias. And while I often strayed from the straight and narrow, I always chalked up my circuitous path to personal shortcomings. It never occurred to me that...

In South Korea, age is measured in bowls of soup

Dr Sook-ja Yoon fluttered though the demonstration kitchen like a butterfly in her traditional silk dress. The ingredients were already waiting: white ropes of rice cake known as tteok, a dish of...

Get To Know The Least-Known Countries In The World You Never Knew Existed

The world is full of unusual, mysterious, undiscovered yet breathtaking and beautiful places waiting to be explored. Most of them are barely visited by foreigners. Their nature, the culture and...

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Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area: 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq miles). Population: 38.8 million (2014). Population density: 16.3 per sq km. Capital: Algiers. Government: Republic. Head of state: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999. Head of government: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal since...

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Travel the World Like an Aussie with These 4 Tips

It’s no secret that Australians like to travel. Study results from Wotif-Travel released in late 2016 indicate that they tend to travel internationally more often that staying in-country. So, when...

10 Things You Need When You Go Camping

It is important to prepare aptly for camping and more importantly to choose the right campsite. One that meets all your desired requirements. Many people do not know what to look for when choosing a campsite. It is important to factor in...

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Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Algeria Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area: 2,381,741 sq km (919,595 sq miles). Population: 38.8 million (2014). Population density: 16.3 per sq km. Capital: Algiers. Government: Republic. Head of state: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since 1999. Head of government: Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal since 2014. Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz. The European two-pin...

Angola Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area:  1,246,700 sq km (481,354 sq miles). Population:  19.1 million (2014). Population density:  15.3 per sq km. Capital:  Luanda. Government:  Republic. ...

Benin Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts: Area:  112,622 sq km (43,484 sq miles). Population:  10.2 million (2014). Population density:  90.2 per sq km. Capital:  Porto-Novo. Government:  Republic. ...

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