The mere mention of Patan Durbar Square reminded me not of the series of magnificent ancient courtyards and temples but what imparts impression the most is witnessing a group of ladies carrying heavy rucksack full of red bricks. A task often associated and performed by strong men, I’m not sure for which purpose they will […]Read more "A Kingdom Made of Red Bricks, Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur City, Nepal"
It takes 365 steps to reach the top but for those like me who had a day trip agreement with a taxi driver to bring me places around Kathmandu, I think I only climbed less than a 100 steps. Reaching the topmost part, I was greeted by the watchful Stupa’s eye, the monkeys residing at […]Read more "Holy Monkeys of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu, Nepal"
I received a bad news. The Nepal-Tibet border was closed for foreign travelers; this according to the many travel agents in Thamel that I talked to, which according to them is based on the latest decision from China. They said that maybe after a week or so, China will change their mind again but without […]Read more "Largest Stupa, Prayer Wheels & Tibetan Exiles at Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal"
The smell of the dead body burning right across the river will make you notice. You covered your nose and blink your eyes trying to see the ritual behind the smoke now clouding the area. No matter how strong the smell was, for some hypnotic reason, you gravitate towards the burning. Then you see, whatever […]Read more "Religious Burning Ritual at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal"
Passing by the maze like street of Thamel, the residential area at the back and the market place, I finally emerged on a wider space of fresh air of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. With its spectacular architecture showcasing the craftsmanship of Kathmandu Valley artists (Newa people), Durbar Square is a kingdom historically and on its present […]Read more "Courtyards, Temples and Family Time at Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal"
Few hours of walking inside the touristy district of Thamel is more than enough to let you know everything you need to know- where are the restaurants, the money changers, and obviously the tour operators that somehow will make you believe that you can climb Mt. Everest if you book with them. It can be […]Read more "A Maze like Street Outside Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal"
Leaving all the comforts that Japan never ceases to offer, I fly my way to one of the country’s I am longing to explore- Nepal. The plan is to spend a month in the country, spend time to do some hiking, temples appreciation, jungle safari, get to know the locals and maybe if I am […]Read more "On My Way to Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal"