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Addicted to Sumo too

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Featured photo: Simon Q Flickr, Wikimedia, Sumo bow-twirling ceremony, May 2014    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  20 October 2015   Sumo Wrestling Japan    Introduction We made our first trip to Japan from 16 October to 25 November 2013. A friend had done a textile tour with Shuji Yamazaki a couple of years previously and had convinced us to …

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Large dams 3: Oustees India

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Feature photo: On the Godavari River, 2009    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  10 October 2015    Oustees across India : The tragedy of displaced people    Introduction This is the last of three articles on large dams the others are Large Dams 1: An Introduction and Large Dams 2: Aswan High Dam. The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe describes a similar issue in …

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Rukmini Rao Woman of the Year 2014

In The rest, India by tony2 Comments

   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  22 June 2015    Rukmini Rao has been my friend for a very long time. I have been travelling to India on and off for many years. Since 2004 I have worked with Rukmini and Gramya for up to two months each year as a volunteer.

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Food in Chiang Mai 3: Khao Soy

In Food, Thailand by tony9 Comments

    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, January 2013, updated March 2016 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Viang Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Chiang Mai is the second city of Thailand but it is a small city …

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In praise of Indian mangoes

In Travel, Food, India by tony3 Comments

Featured photo: Movie poster at Jubilee Hills Check Post, Hyderabad    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, December 2011    They gave me a mango at breakfast in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, in the boutique hotel where I was staying. The mango was beautifully presented in Thai style: two halves on the plate with the seed removed. The halves were cut …

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Food in Chiang Mai 2: Lunch at Pho Vieng Chane

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, January 2013, updated March 2016     Pho Vieng Chane Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Pho Vieng Chane Restaurant is located in a laneway between …

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Food in Chiang Mai 1: Akha Tribal Food

In Food, Thailand by tony2 Comments

     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, January 2013, updated March 2016     Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 2017 Update. Phennapha a close friend cooked me an Akha meal, which I ate …

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Boudhanath Stupa Postcard, Nepal

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Featured Image: Boudhanath Stupa    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 11 March 2013  Trip: Everest Region March/April 2013 with Teresa. (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Postcard from Nepal: Boudhanath Stupa We arrived in Nepal from Thailand …