I have been given the task of researching on an incredibly beautiful World Heritage site, The Kathmandu Valley. It was a cumbersome task to get 3 peer reviews on “The Kathmandu Valley” in Nepal but I ultimately tasted success after cooling my feet for a long time as i got some positive responses. The 3 experts for my task are as follows :-
1) Mr. Dave :-
Website :- http://www.thelongestwayhome.com/
Info : http://www.thelongestwayhome.com/about.html
Dave has been a single man on a global quest to search a calm and serene atmosphere like home. He grew up in a very poor household and has been through hardships quite early in his life. His day revolved around washing, saving, surviving and dreaming. He ventured out initially with a small and hence eventually it turned out to be a travel adventure of sorts. In 2005 he began the overland part of this current journey. In 2005 he took the brave responsibility of this overland journey and it’s still going on. That was more than 8 years ago. Hats off to this guy who is on a quest to find an appropriate home for him for several years. And it is too obvious that the definition of so-called home is different for such an elegant personality like him. He goes against the popular notion that “Home is a state of mind and not a place”.
This guy has done much work to help the tourists visiting Kathmandu Valley. He has provided lots of information starting from the cuisine of Nepal to Health related advices for people travelling to Nepal. He is really an expert as a travel blogger as he has done extensive research to simplify the visits for people. He has written about the connectivity problems and the voluntary services in Nepal which is quite an important aspect. So, ultimately he is being considered an expert for my task. His website can be visited to know about his valuable contribution.
2) Miss Inger Vandyke :-
Website :- http://ingervandyke.com/
Info :- http://ingervandyke.com/bio/
Inger Vandyke is a professional wildlife photographer a freelance contributor to many geographic journals. In January 2004, she began her professional photography career and she now contributes images and stories to over 20 publications including syndicated and independent newspapers. Her images also adorn public education campaigns, advertisements, marketing material, multimedia productions, storyboards and websites. She has a passion for photography as she has travelled over 45 countries to get some incredible images. He has been to Kathmandu valley many times since adulthood. His images reveal the curiosity and the picturesque beauty of the valley. He is being considered an expert for my task for his excellent research work on The Kathmandu Valley.
3) Mr. Steve Davey :-
Website :- stevedavey.com
Info :- http://www.stevedavey.com/aboutstevedavey.html
Steve Davey is insanely optimistic and believes that the best of life is always in front of him. A writer and photographer based in London, Steve has turned his day job into a way of life. He travels compulsively and is in love with the chaos of being on the road. A self-confessed crap sightseer, he is more interested in how places work and often how they don’t, than visiting monuments and museums. He would also rather be told he resembles Jean Reno than a badger and is working on immoral ways to use this to his own advantage.
Steve’s work has appeared in magazines, books and newspapers all over the world. He is the author and principal photographer of Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die published by BBC Books. This bestselling title has sold over 300,000 copies and has some 30 co-editions around the world. A second title Unforgettable Islands to Escape to Before You Die, was published in 2007, and involved Steve catching 99 flights in a year and flying the equivalent of over seven times around the world.
He is being considered an expert for my task because of his excellent photographic skills as he gives a broad outline about the stupendous beauty of the Kathmandu Valley.
The interviews of 2 of my experts are stated below. The questions along with their replies are given below.
1) Mr. Dave :-