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Superb food, drink and service at this new Southport Nepalese Restaurant – Great Himalayas

2021-09-07T17:52:57+01:00

I live in Southport, an attractive resort on the North West Coast of England - just north of Liverpool and South of Blackpool. Being a "foodie", when a new restaurant business starts-up, I simply have to visit and so I went along to Great Himalayas Nepalese Restaurant with friends recently. Opening on a site occupied [...]

Superb food, drink and service at this new Southport Nepalese Restaurant – Great Himalayas2021-09-07T17:52:57+01:00

Fascinating Facts About Nepal

2021-09-08T08:40:22+01:00

Nepal - an amazing place to visit as a traveller. Find out more about this remote country whose Flag is the only National Flag that isn`t square or rectangle! National Flag of Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a country in South Asia. It is mainly in the Himalayas, [...]

Fascinating Facts About Nepal2021-09-08T08:40:22+01:00

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh

2021-09-08T09:04:54+01:00

It was on a buying trip to Cambodia that I arranged to visit the offices & craft centre of Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh. It is The Kingdom of Cambodia’s capital city & sits at the junction of the Mekong Tonlé Sap and Bassac rivers. Map of Cambodia showing Phnom Penh Founded in [...]

Visiting Craftworks Cambodia in Phnom Penh2021-09-08T09:04:54+01:00

What is a Mandala?

2022-05-24T14:56:03+01:00

A Mandala is a spiritual or ritual geometric configuration of symbols or a map. In Buddhism and Hinduism teachings, it represents the universe. The meaning of the word mandala in Sanskrit is "circle". Circles have very powerful significance in countless countries, religions and traditions. Mandala Circles Design In "Jungian psychology", a mandala as [...]

What is a Mandala?2022-05-24T14:56:03+01:00

“A Tasty Thai Treat Tucked Away on Fleet Street, Liverpool”

2021-09-08T08:52:26+01:00

I`m a committed "foodie" and particularly like Thai food. Here is my full, detailed review of a favourite Thai restaurant in Liverpool city-centre - Spice Thai... "This was my 2nd visit to Spice Thai and I`m delighted to report that the quality of the food & the enjoyable dining experience has been maintained. HOW TO [...]

“A Tasty Thai Treat Tucked Away on Fleet Street, Liverpool”2021-09-08T08:52:26+01:00

Worry Dolls explained…

2021-09-08T08:45:57+01:00

What exactly are Worry Dolls? Worry Dolls, or sometimes called Trouble Dolls (in Spanish they are refered to as Muñeca quitapena) are small, "dolls" that originate from Guatemala, although they are also found in parts of Mexico.   Map of Guatemala and surrounding Central American countries HOW ARE WORRY DOLLS MADE? Worry [...]

Worry Dolls explained…2021-09-08T08:45:57+01:00

What exactly is Hemp & the Cannabis Sativa Plant?

2021-09-08T08:48:47+01:00

"Hemp” is another name for the Cannabis Sativa plant. This same species of plant is also refered to as Marijuana. Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. Did you know: the oldest known records of hemp farming [...]

What exactly is Hemp & the Cannabis Sativa Plant?2021-09-08T08:48:47+01:00

What is The Hamsa Hand?

2021-09-08T08:49:46+01:00

The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern palm-shaped amulet symbolising the “Hand of God”. It depicts the open right hand. It is also popular in northern Africa, but in all faiths it is a protective sign. The Hamsa Hand – The Evil Eye One style is shaped like a regular hand and [...]

What is The Hamsa Hand?2021-09-08T08:49:46+01:00

There is a Rumah in Birkdale Village… and it`s gathering momentum – Restaurant Foodie Review by Pad Thai Paul

2021-10-31T15:27:33+00:00

Rumah translates from Indonesian as "home". The concept is based on a South East Asian theme, with food from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Rumah Bar & Kitchen is a 2-floor venue with plenty of space out front & on the terrace upstairs for causual outdoor dining & drinking. Inside, it is beautifully laid out, [...]

There is a Rumah in Birkdale Village… and it`s gathering momentum – Restaurant Foodie Review by Pad Thai Paul2021-10-31T15:27:33+00:00

The “Dark Side” of Jewellery Making and the work of TARA Projects (Trade Alternative Reform Action), Delhi, India.

2021-10-31T15:39:02+00:00

TARA Projects was founded in 1973 by an ex-Indian Army officer & professor called Shyam Sharma to help poorly-organised artisans in Delhi. Professor Shyam Sharma showed his commitment to "Trade Alternative Reform Action" by travelling from village to village around Delhi and providing loan funds & skills training to a few small marginalised communities in [...]

The “Dark Side” of Jewellery Making and the work of TARA Projects (Trade Alternative Reform Action), Delhi, India.2021-10-31T15:39:02+00:00

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