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ABC Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal

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Featured Image: Awesome Annapurna South on the ABC Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Nepal    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 April 2018 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Return to ABC Trek Nepal, November 2017 The basics In Pokhara the tour agents advertise …

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Muktinath to ABC Nepal

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Featured Image: Heavily modified panorama of Machhapuchhre or Fishtail from above MBC towards ABC.    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 March 2018 Muktinath to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) trekking in Nepal, 2004 (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa,  Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2,  Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Introduction We went …

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Food in Chiang Mai 6: 2017 Update

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony1 Comment

Featured update image: Mueang Mai Wholesale Market, March 2017    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  4 May 2017 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 Update 2017, 7 Update 2023, 8 Street Food. Another article is …

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Everest Region Trekking 2

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Featured Image: Just another mountain (outside lodge gate, Dingboche)    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2016 Trekking in the Everest Region in Spring 2013: Phortse to Lukla via Dingboche (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa,  Everest Trekking 1, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) April 16 to Macchermo …

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Everest Region Trekking 1

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Featured Image: What it is all about! (near Machhermo)    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  14 November 2016 Trekking in the Everest Region in Spring 2013: Lukla to Gokyo (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Boudhanath Stupa, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek,and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Preamble Reading my Postcard from …

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What Travel Costs 7: Chiang Mai, Thailand

In Travel, Thailand by tony6 Comments

Featured photo: Meat Stall, Mueang Mai Markets    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  27 April 2016 I started my series of travel writing with a bee in my bonnet about what things cost. In once sense it is a nice snapshot in time of how much the type of long leisurely travel we tended to do did cost. It made me …

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Food in Chiang Mai 5: Airport Plaza

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Featured Image: Airport Plaza, entry to Kad Luang Food Hall, pre-prepared meats to take home   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 9 April 2016 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 Update 2017, 7 Update 2023, …

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The Colour of India

In Travel, Art, India by tony6 Comments

Featured image Lambadi Woman, Gramya 2005 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 23 March 2016 The Colour of India Introduction Having just visited India in February/March 2016. I’m inspired again by the wonders of India, even though the NGOs I’m aware of despair at the the excesses of the current central government. In mid-2010 the South Coast Pastel Society (New South Wales, …

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Marie Kondo, Tidying

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 14 March 2016 Introduction Marie Kondo The life-changing magic of tidying 2014. 2016 might be my year for getting excited over weird books. The Big Twitch in January and Gut in February are good examples. I mentioned my normal views on self-help books in my discussion of Gut by Giulia Enders and how I lean towards Steve …

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Autumn in Japan

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Featured image: Not quite Autumn, Miyajima Island, near Hiroshima, 28 October    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  27 October 2015 Japan in Autumn, 2013 Introduction When I was doing my postgraduate research, I found that Canberra in Australia — where I have lived most and reside now — has four seasons of almost exactly three months each. This may be …

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Addicted to Sumo too

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Featured photo: Simon Q Flickr, Wikimedia, Sumo bow-twirling ceremony, May 2014    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  20 October 2015   Sumo Wrestling Japan    Introduction We made our first trip to Japan from 16 October to 25 November 2013. A friend had done a textile tour with Shuji Yamazaki a couple of years previously and had convinced us to …

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Large dams 3: Oustees India

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Feature photo: On the Godavari River, 2009    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  10 October 2015 Oustees across India : The tragedy of displaced people Introduction This is the last of three articles on large dams the others are Large Dams 1: An Introduction and Large Dams 2: Aswan High Dam. The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe describes a similar issue in Australia. …