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The alternative Kathmandu: #6 Cash, Bean and Fire!


The alternative Kathmandu If this is your second visit to Kathmandu you may be in need of a few thoughts to explore the city further, understand it more, so you don’t just have a quick stay before shooting off to Pokhara, Solu Kumbhu etc. If this is your first visit then we hope to help … Continue reading

The alternative Kathmandu: #5 The lost noses of Kirtipur!


The alternative Kathmandu If this is your second visit to Kathmandu you may be in need of a few thoughts to explore the city further, understand it more, so you don’t just have a quick stay before shooting off to Pokhara, Solu Kumbhu etc. If this is your first visit then we hope to help … Continue reading

The Himalaya Tea Shop: #4 The alternative Kathmandu


The alternative Kathmandu  If this is your second visit to Kathmandu you may be in need of a few thoughts to explore the city further, understand it more, so you don’t just have a quick stay before shooting off to Pokhara, Solu Kumbhu etc. If this is your first visit then we hope to help … Continue reading

The alternative Kathmandu: #3 A different Temple


The alternative Kathmandu  If this is your second visit to Kathmandu you may be in need of a few thoughts to explore the city further, understand it more, so you don’t just have a quick stay before shooting off to Pokhara, Solu Kumbhu etc. If this is your first visit then we hope to help … Continue reading

The alternative Kathmandu: #2 Where to find the best lunch


The alternative Kathmandu If this is your second visit to Kathmandu you may be in need of a few thoughts to explore the city further, understand it more, so you don’t just have a quick stay before shooting off to Pokhara, Solu Kumbhu etc. If this is your first visit then we hope to help … Continue reading

The alternative Kathmandu: #1 A walk back in time.


The alternative Kathmandu¬†¬† If this is your second visit to Kathmandu you may be in need of a few thoughts to explore the city further, understand it more, so you don’t just have a quick stay before shooting off to Pokhara, Solu Kumbhu etc. If this is your first visit then we hope to help … Continue reading

When #Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 7, August 1st 1983


Champa goes home.¬† Imagine leaving home in September 1968 to attend university in a foreign country and not returning to your parents, brothers, sisters until August 1983; married, with two children, now the most educated woman in your country, the first with a doctorate. And now, you are going to walk into the house where … Continue reading

When #Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 6, August 4th 1983


Bhaktapur, The Third City The first thing you eagle eyed readers will notice is a jump in dates! This is because I wanted to continue the sequence of visiting the three cities without interruption when in reality there was a 3-4 day gap for a special birthday, a home visit and other important things. By … Continue reading

When Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 5, What is a #Buddhist Stupa?


  There’s a one eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu “! I knew this poem as a schoolboy, and never dreamed I would marry someone from Nepal, visit the country many times, walk amongst monasteries and temples, and become a Buddhist myself. These are not the sort of things that happen to a … Continue reading

When #Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 4, July 31, 1983


A Tale of Three Cities Once upon a time, in the years before Nepal was unified as a whole country by Prithvi Naryan Shah, the Kathmandu Valley comprised more than one state with three capital cities; Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, and Kathmandu itself whose name derives from the original Kasthamandap (House of wood). Lalitpur is modern day … Continue reading

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