Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Kathmandu, Nepal: Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 of this post if you haven't already.

Durbar Square must be one of the most aesthetically spiritual places we've seen. The architecture, the prayer flags, and the Hindu clothes of the locals all come together to create a scene from a mystical fairytale.

Inside the palace.

From the top of the palace there are some amazing views over the city, as well as the surrounding Kathmandu Valley.

Bhimsen Tower.

Back down at street level, we browsed the local market for souvenirs.

Angela buys some earrings.

Rather than take a cab, we decided to walk back to Thamel, since the streets on the way seemed just as interesting as Durbar Square, with so many curious sights to see, and people to watch.
Buying some Nepali popcorn.

Back at our hostel, we saw a dog navigating the nearby rooftops.
A traditional Nepali dinner.
Evening drizzle.
There was still much more to see and do in Kathmandu, and in the next post we'll be watching Hindu cremations, circling a humungous stupa, and idling in a garden of dreams. For now, I'll leave you with a Nepal-themed joke I recently made up during a four-hour bus ride.

What do you get when a Nepali tiger and a Nepali man go to the toilet together?

- Cat-man-doo-doo

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