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Day 1. Kathmandu to Shivalaya (via Jiri) by bus. 4/2014

NEPAL | Saturday, 31 May 2014 | Views [4801] | Comments [1]

On the map the road to Shivalaya winds east and north from Kathmandu approximately 220 km. Look closely and you'll see hairpins and switchbacks, but these gross changes of direction only hint at the true nature of the road. It should also be marked ... Read more >

Tags: bus to jiri, everest base camp, kathmandu, shivalaya


In and around Kathmandu

NEPAL | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | Views [465]

I've been thinking of what to write about the principal sights of Kathmandu. A long day tour took us to several Hindu and Buddhist sites and princely relics. These are shabby and less colourful in comparison to the temple and palace splendours of Thailand, ... Read more >

Tags: bhaktapur, kathmandu, pashupatinath ghats, swayambhu


Cities as Living Organisms

NEPAL | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | Views [430]

I'm sure this isn't original but walking around Kathmandu I am reminded of an old thought: how alike an old city is to a living organism. Lanes and alleyways feed into streets and roads and these into squares and major roads, not unlike the capillaries ... Read more >

Tags: city, kathmandu


Singing bowls of Kathmandu

NEPAL | Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | Views [2591]

Arrived at 11pm at airport at Kathmandu. Was expecting an Indian-like scrummage but pleasantly surprised how low key the taxi touts were. Prepaid taxi to Thamel Rs800 and a bumpy ride to the hotel in the gloomy night. Several hours later, awake, much ... Read more >

Tags: kathmandu, thamel streets, tibetan bowls



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