NYT’s 31st place to go in 2010

pinkmountain_logo1 New York Times published a list of 31 places to go in 2010. The list starts with Sri Lanka and ends with Nepal.

As a Nepali, am I happy about it? No, I am not.

NYT_article_NepalI was happy when Lonely Planet listed Nepal in its top 10 destination List. But this 31 destination list is different. The paper portrays Nepal as a Gay paradise. The article looks more like advertisement for Sunil Babu Pant, who is promoting gay tourism with his Pink Mountain Travels and Tours, than travel advisory.

… Mr. Pant is offering to hold nuptials at the Mount Everest base camp, jungle safari honeymoons and bridal processions on elephant back.

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