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Rio de Janeiro – the history of Carnival

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is the biggest carnival in the world with almost five million people attending in 2011. Since  1723 the carnival has been put on 46 days before Easter to prepare for Lent. People flock to the city to join in the…

Chomolhari Trek, Bhutan

Chomolhari trek is a  great eight-day trek to the high pastures of yak-herders and  the memorable Jangothang camp at base of  the imposing Mount Chomolhari (7316 m). This trek packs all the highs of the Himalayas - grand views, high…

Edmund Hillary Dies

Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal were the first to climb Mount Everest as part of the British expeditiion to Everest on June 26, 1953.  Hillary devoted much of his life to helping the Sherpas of Solu-Khumbu, …

Bhutan Monasteries

The country of Bhutan is home to hundreds of thousands of traditional Tibetan Buddhists. To penetrate the veil of this closed kingdom, however, you need to obtain the services of an experienced travel organization: Footloose Bhutan. As a…

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