Category Archives: Culture

Nepali – western weddings some inspiration

Planning a wedding that incorporates both your cultures on the most special day of your life is really difficult. The culture, ceremony and traditions are completely different and of course the bride’s dress couldn’t be more different! In Nepal, a … Continue reading

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Do I celebrate Teej?

Teej is a Hindu women’s festival celebrated in Nepal and some parts of India. The origins of Teej and its real significance is a topic of debate depending on who you talk to. You can read one version of the definition … Continue reading

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Thinking about having an intercultural relationship? Read this first

To be honest there are some things I wish my-younger-self had known some years ago. Sometimes when you’re in love, nothing else seems to matter and we find ourselves doing and saying things to our partners to make them happy … Continue reading

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Intercultural reading

Who else out there is a book worm? I thought I would start a post on some of my favourite books about Nepal; intercultural relationships; hardship and some general books about culture for those wishing to expand their book case … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

To all my lovely readers, I know it has been a long time between drinks (has anyone heard this popular saying?) , but I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year. 2012 has been an amazing year. Reflecting on … Continue reading

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Living in Nepal- my very deep thoughts

Lately I’ve really been thinking about whether or not I could live in Nepal. Rabindra and I have discussed this recently and it’s something that scares me a fair bit. He has mentioned that we could move to Nepal if … Continue reading

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From Australia to Nepal (part 3)

On my second day in Nepal was a bandh (strike) over the price of petrol. It meant all of Kathmandu and other parts of the country were closed for business and no vehicles were allowed on the road (except press … Continue reading

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