Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu is an oasis of calm amid the smoggy streets and blaring truck horns of Nepal's capital, set within a cavernous maze of traditional clothing shops, age-old momo joints and shifty tourist traps.Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:16pm
While there are plenty of sights in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, to keep visitors busy for a few days, it's also enjoyable to head out of the city for a day or overnight trip to get a sense of the countryside.
The ancient city of Bhaktapur, 12km or a one-hour drive from Kathmandu, makes an ideal break from the hustle and pollution.15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
On a bright winter's afternoon in one of the greener, smarter suburbs of Kathmandu, a group of 18 students laugh and chatter happily as they file through the gates of one of Nepal's top private schools.11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Ki Chun-yim11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
All he wanted was a decent book. So starts the story of Allen Lane who, on a platform at Exeter train station in 1935, was unable to find anything worth reading. His disappointment at the range of books available led him to found a company. The imprint was Penguin.28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Eight of the world's 10 highest mountains are found in Nepal. Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth, is there. Nepal lies between China and India. It has nearly 30 million people. There is less than one telephone per 19 people. The country is 800 kilometres long, but only 200km wide.
Moving plates13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Tell us about your culture
I'm a Nepali. Nepal is a land-locked Asian country located near China and India.
In my country, there are many types of belief.
The majority of people are Hindu. A minority of them are Buddhists; there are very few Christians or Muslims.
National food9 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
An innovation forum is looking for Hong Kong's most inspiring youth role models.
Twelve candidates have been nominated for the Top MaD Model award shortlist as part of Make a Difference (MaD), a forum which aims to encourage young people to explore their possibilities and make the world a better place.12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
Asha screams with pain and exhaustion. Her body contorts in agony as she writhes on the hard wooden bed with its thin mattress; her knuckles bleeding and bruised from flailing against the bare stone walls of the cramped, dusty hut. The slight young woman has been in labour for more than 36 hours as her baby fights to enter the world.9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am