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  • Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam, South India

    written by bravebird on 2011-07-24 in #world #locations
    Lighthouse Beach in Kovalam, South India

    At the southern tip of India your Lomo camera will freak out by capturing some of the greatest nature and beach attractions: a lighthouse surrounded by uncountable coconut trees, a tropical beach, hundreds of craws, lots of people, boats, fishermen at work, and last but not least, amazing sunsets.

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  • Kathmandu, Nepal: Monkey Invasion at Swayambhunath

    written by bravebird on 2011-03-14 in #world #locations
    Kathmandu, Nepal: Monkey Invasion at Swayambhunath

    Prior to your visit to the remarkable holy Buddhism stupa, located about 3km east of the main tourist area Thamel, you need to get past two barriers: first of all, the pronunciation of 'Swayambhunath' and second, the 365 stairs up to the main stupa on top of the hill. But it's worth the effort: hundreds of peaceful monkeys will accord a hearty welcome and a stunning view of the Kathmandu Valley with the surrounding mountains will provide your Lomo with breathtaking pictures.

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  • Explore Little Tibet in Kathmandu, Nepal

    written by bravebird on 2011-02-26 in #world #locations
    Explore Little Tibet in Kathmandu, Nepal

    From dawn 'til dusk, hundreds of monks as well as Nepalese and Tibetans of every age walk around a 40m high stupa called Boudha or Bodhnath. They pray their mantra by murmuring and twirling the prayer wheels over and over, seeking for accumulated wisdom and merit (good karma) as well as purified negativity (bad karma).

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  • Varanasi, India - Between Life and Death at the Bathing Ghats

    written by bravebird on 2011-01-30 in #world #locations
    Varanasi, India - Between Life and Death at the Bathing Ghats

    Sin and luck, death, birth and reincarnation - all combined in one of the most fascinating, oldest and holiest cities of India. Hindu pilgrims gather from all over the country to wash themselves free of all sin and guilt at the shores of the river Ganges. In addition to that, an old ritual attracts thousands of pilgrims: they seek to cremate their relatives at the burning ghats of the river.

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