Posts Tagged "Travel"


“Local legends have that a Hindu sage named ‘Ne’ established himself in the valley of Kathmandu in prehistoric times and that the word ‘Nepal’ came into existence as the place was protected (‘pala’ in Pali) by the sage ‘Nemi’. It is mentioned in Vedic texts that this region was called Nepal centuries ago. According to the Skanda Purana, a rishi called ‘Nemi’ used to...

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International Yoga Day The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared June 21 as International Yoga Day to be celebrated each year on the longest day of the year (for those in the northern hemisphere). Keep it Cool today, and do some Yoga today. Capture the Inspiration Sometimes while meditating or during yoga, inspiration comes to you. It might be a long-sought-after solution for a challenge at work, or it might be an...

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Buddhism in Nepal There are many wonderful buddhist sites in Nepal, and many were damaged by the earthquake in 2015. Rebuilding efforts continue. Thank you for supporting our handmade products helping the economic regrowth of Nepal. We’d like to share a video compilation of sites throughout Nepal with quotes of wisdom from the Buddha. What does “Buddha” Mean? Once asked a question, it is said Buddha responded: A...

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Sometimes, let’s face it, you just need to go on an adventure. But in today’s Insta-culture, Instagram, instant-replay, and instant meals, there’s an allure that calls to tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of people every day, the need to take the time and jot down an experience in a journal. Here’s the top three reasons to not only keep a journal, but to keep an Adventure Journal. #1. An Adventure...

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“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius Take a journey, but remember to bring your heart and mind along. Today’s ever-connected world can leave us actually disconnected from the things that matter most, and can take us away from being present to the miracles all around us. It’s one reason we love journal keeping so much. Journals provide the opportunity to reflect upon the day in a very organic way....

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“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” -Theodore Roethke Introducing Nepali Pathfinder Leather Journal The Nepali Pathfinder Leather Journal is handmade in Nepal and contains Lokta Paper. The paper is made from strips of the Lokta bush which are cooked in vats in the high Himalayan villages of Nepal. Once the desired consistency is obtained, the fibrous mash is placed by hand onto boxed...

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  So far away from Everest in Nepal, our journal has never felt so close to home. The Trek to Denali Our medium-sized Everest Explorer Leather Journal made the trek up to the tallest mountain in all of North America. Denali, also called Mount McKinley, stands majestic at 20,310 feet above sea level. Kathmandu Valley Co. Journals are always looking for a new place to explore. Our journals are crafted in Nepal with handmade lokta...

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  “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu Write down your journey with our Nepali Traveler Journal handmade in the Himalayas. 1,000 years of tradition goes into the making of the paper in our journals. Starting with the Lokta bush (a non-tree source) concluding in paper made by hand and carried by donkey through the mountain passes of Nepal eventually reaching Kathmandu where the paper is handcrafted...

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