Posts Tagged 'Nepal'

Decoding The Nepali Flag

 

According to AtlasObscura –

The Nepali flag consists of two overlapping triangles, of different sizes defined with mathematical precision. It is the world’s only five-sided national flag, and the only flag that does not have two parallel sides. Other countries could do this and do not, and probably never will. So how did this happen?

Continue reading HERE.

Tour Everest Base Camp On Google StreetView

Everyone now has the opportunity to walk around base camp at Mount Everest.  Hopefully, in the future, StreetView will be extended up the mountain, but for now, this is as close as most people will ever get to Everest.

Check it out HERE

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Guide To The Bars At The End Of The World

AtlasObscura.com reports –

People have found ways to live in the most inhospitable places on earth. Nearly immediately after finding a way to survive, they have found a way to get drunk. Likely because of, rather than in spite of, the challenges of living in the far reaches of the world, establishing a communal space is a survival necessity. Be it at the base of an active volcano, inside a 6,000-year-old tree, or even on your way to Mount Everest, no matter how far off the grid you end up, you are likely to find a place for strong spirits and lively conversation. In this Essential Guide, Atlas Obscura raises a glass to some of the oldest, most remote, and simply unlikely “Bars at the End of the World” in which to have a drink. Cheers!

Read about drinking establishments in places such as Galindez Island, Antarctica, Adamstown, Pitcairn Island, Birdsville, Australia and others.

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US Government’s Advice for Yeti Hunters – 1959

yetiAccording to Slate –

This Foreign Service memo treats a science-fictional subject—the existence of the Yeti, or the Abominable Snowman—with utmost bureaucratic seriousness. Titled “Regulations Governing Mountain Climbing Expeditions in Nepal—Relating to Yeti,” it was issued from the American Embassy in Kathmandu on November 30, 1959.

View memo HERE

 

 


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