Tag: usa

  • Around Los Angeles Pubs

    Probably the best part of my stay in LA was my visit to various bars and pubs in the city and Arthur Rhodes is the man who introduced me to the regular lifestyle of LA. The student of UCLA and an aspiring filmmaker (and writer of an article about me in UCLA Asia Media web…

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  • Romantic LA

    This is in downtown Los Angeles, near MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Arts) where we saw a couple busy kissing each other. A man was filming the romance in a video camera. (Remember this is downtown LA and Hollywood is not far from here. But we didn’t see anyone directing the couple!) It was around 4:30…

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  • Driving in Los Angeles With Roberto In-charge of Wheels

    The first day in LA Within an hour of landing at the Los Angeles Airport, I was in Santa Monica Beach experiencing the cool breeze and cold water. Thank you Roberto! Roberto is my friend whom I met in Kathmandu some 8 years ago. He had come to our house and I had gone to…

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  • McDonald’s and the Big Pizza

    Everything is big in America except a few things. Journalists having pizza in a Washington D.C. pub. I wanted to have a burger in the McDonald’s. And I did that in Washington D.C. That was fun really. But I realized that the same wasn’t a fashionable thing in the US, at least not among those…

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  • Being Rich, for the Moment. Thank You American Taxpayers

    April 3 was the day to be rich, really rich in a sense. We went to the office of Delphi International Program of World Learning, agency that was administering the IV program. It’s weird that I actually forget how many hundred dollars bill I received that day from Delphi. (Well, the money actually belonged to…

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  • Cherry Blossom Festival In Washington D.C.

    Wagle under Cherry tree: Ha ha.. in fact, I feel so uneasy to pose for camera. I want shots to be natural. But this was the moment when there was no alternate options, I guess. Pic by Kiran Nepal “The first week of April is the best time to be in Washington D.C.,” American ambassador…

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  • Touring Washington D.C. With Chelsea Strange

    The guide was more interesting then the destinations. Clockwise from left (back row): Kaustubh Bhalchandra Kulkarni aka KK, (India), Shaiq Hussain (Pakistan), Mohammad Yousuf (Afghanistan), Namini Nimilamalee Wijedasa (Sri Lanka), Zainab Ibrahim (Sri Lanka), Kiran Nepal (Nepal), Rajesh Kumar Mahapatra (India), Wahidullah Amani (Afghanistan), Chelsea Strange and Kishalaya Bhattacharjee (India). Another gentleman behind Zainab is…

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  • Inside The Washington D.C. Strip Bar

    But I was sooo shy! I was a bit disappointed on the first day in Washington D.C. I had expected tall buildings, skyscrapers, in the city. No, they were not there and I soon realized the secret. The law of the city bars anyone making a building taller than the Washington monument which is 555ft/169m…

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  • International Visitors Leadership Program. What I Did in the United States

    And an overview of what I did in the trip The program is called ‘International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP)’ that, according to a description provided by the State Department which hosts it, “seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed professional visits to the U.S. for current and…

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  • My American Journey: How Was The Trip

    “Oh..ho, Kaile ho? Kasto bhayo ta yatra? (Oh..ho, When [did you return]? So how was the trip?] Many of my friends who knew that I visited the United States in April wanted to know the answers of the questions. The problem with me was that there was no particular answer with me that could effectively…

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