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Bhaktapur Heritage Bicycle Excursion on ‘Buddha Jayanti’

Bhaktapur Heritage Bicycle Excursion on ‘Buddha Jayanti’

- by Republica

Buddha Jayanti Samaroh Samiti, Muni Vihar Inacho, Bhaktapur, and Cycle Connect Bhaktapur have announced to jointly organize a bicycle excursion of the Buddhist heritage sites in Bhaktapur on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti. The participants...

Tennessee parks offering low-cost kayaking instruction

Tennessee parks offering low-cost kayaking instruction

- by Associated Press

Twelve Tennessee State Parks are joining the American Canoe Association to offer low-cost kayaking instruction next week as part of National Safe Boating Week. ACA Tennessee estimates there are approximately 1 million people regularly...

How does it f-e-e-e-e-l? Bob Dylan museum opening in Tulsa

How does it f-e-e-e-e-l? Bob Dylan museum opening in Tulsa

- by Associated Press

Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, and Mavis Staples will be among the dignitaries expected in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend for the opening of the Bob Dylan Center, the museum, and archive celebrating the Nobel laureate’s work.

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Kerala Tourism’s first STREET project inaugurated in Maravanthuruthu, Kottayam

Kerala Tourism’s first STREET project inaugurated in Maravanthuruthu, Kottayam

- by Agencies

Sustainable, Tangible, Responsible, Experiential, Ethnic Tourism – is a project developed by Kerala Tourism in order to give the state tourism a makeover, and introduce various new experiences under experiential tourism. There are 10 STREET projects in line, and Maravanthuruthu Water Street is the first of the 10 to be developed by Kerala Tourism through its Responsible Tourism Mission Kerala program. The Local Self Governments play an important role in this project. The idea behind these STREET projects is to add new and interesting features to the existing list of experiences that state tourism has to offer. The plan is to push forward experiential tourism.

China’s ‘zero-COVID’ restrictions curb May 1 holiday travel

China’s ‘zero-COVID’ restrictions curb May 1 holiday travel

- by Associated Press

Many Chinese are marking a quiet May Day holiday this year as the government’s “zero-COVID” approach restricts travel and enforces lockdowns in multiple cities. All restaurants in Beijing are closed to dine-in customers from Sunday through the end of the holiday on Wednesday, open only for takeout and delivery. Parks and tourist attractions in the Chinese capital are limited to half capacity. The Universal Studios theme park in Beijing, which opened last year, said it had shut down temporarily.

Holi Punhi Celebration in London

Holi Punhi Celebration in London

- by Republica

Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) , London observed the ‘Holi Punhi’ at Elthorne Park and Nepal Authentic Dining Restaurant on Saturday. According to a press statement released by PPGUK, this was the first time PPGUK London celebrated Holi Punhi with its members. Around 40 Guthi members were present at the celebration, which ran between 1pm-4pm, on the day.

Barahbarse Makar Mela: Center of faith and belief

Barahbarse Makar Mela: Center of faith and belief

- by Sangita Shrestha

The Barhabarse Makar Mela, a month-long festival, began on January 15 (Magh 1 of the Nepali month) in Panauti. The district officials in Kavre though had ordered to cancel the festivity on January 11 due to the impending threat of COVID-19. Local devotees, on the other hand, have decided to hold it. This year it continues till February 12.

Bali reopens to foreign travelers from all countries

Bali reopens to foreign travelers from all countries

- by Associated Press

Direct international flights to Bali have resumed for the first time in two years as Indonesia opens the resort island to foreign travelers from all countries, but mandatory quarantine remains in place for all visitors.

Tulips for Amsterdam: Growers hand out free flowers

Tulips for Amsterdam: Growers hand out free flowers

- by Associated Press

As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after weeks of being under a coronavirus lockdown, the Dutch capital’s mood was lightened further Saturday by dashes of color from thousands of free bunches of tulips being handed out.

Gearing up for Rara Marathon to promote tourism

Gearing up for Rara Marathon to promote tourism

- by Republica

On the occasion of Democracy Day, Rara Marathon will be organized on April 24, 2022. According to a press statement released by Antaral, the marathon will start from Rara Lake in Mugu, a famous tourist destination in Western Nepal, and end in Jumla.

11 Finalists announced for Nepal Vlog Challenge

11 Finalists announced for Nepal Vlog Challenge

- by Republica

Nepal’s first vlog challenge with a title cash prize of one million rupees and the ticket to world vlog challenge has announced a total of 11 finalists on Sunday at an event organized in  Durbarmarg, Kathmandu.

Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers

Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers

- by Associated Press

Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city’s glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer’s tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses.

At London’s Old Vic, ‘Camp Siegfried’ probes American Nazis

At London’s Old Vic, ‘Camp Siegfried’ probes American Nazis

- by Associated Press

“It was the pandemic, I was home and I just got really obsessed with the fact that there had been this camp 10 minutes away from where we were staying,” said the New York-born writer, whose plays include “Small Mouth Sounds” — set in a silent retreat — and the divorce comedy “Grand Horizons,” which had a Broadway run just before the virus struck.