Pals in Nepal

Jeffrey Carlisle of Marina del Rey snapped this photo during a trip to India and Nepal in August with his 24-year-old daughter, Liz. They spent one week of the trip hiking in the Himalayas. In one Nepalese village, he said, “We came across these kids, and they weren’t used to seeing a whole lot of tourists, so they were fascinated with us.”

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http://www.turismo.gov.ar .

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Authority, (800) 862-7822, http://www.aruba.com .

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http://www.australia.com .

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http://www.austria.info/us .

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(212) 682-5392,