Category Archive: Tibet, Bhutan, and the Himalayas

Elegance in the fabrics

I love the empty streets

Sorry to emphasize the lack of tourists at this time of year so much. It’s just that Kathmandu is usually overrun with foreigners ~ it’s such a icon of travel to the Himalayas.… Continue reading

A lone Buddhist temple

with a stupa, proof that we’re dealing with Buddhism and not with Nepali HInduism.

Nepalese delicacy

The Nepali love their rice this way. The grains have been beaten and flattened down to pieces which look like wood chips to me. The chips are served as they are here, raw… Continue reading

The Nepal of today and tomorrow

As we read anew about the deterioration of yet another governmental coalition in Nepal (this one, led by a semi-Communist former architect, lasted longer than most), I am reminded of the mumbo-jumbo look… Continue reading

Lived in

Bakhtapur; back to the people.How they must relish the peace and quiet of this season!

The tourist stores are empty

The police is idle and the people can rest and quietly sell their lemons.

Traditional Newari winter wear

Proof of use

Yes, Nepalese pay their respects in their temples. More so in the winter when the rest of the tourists are away.Seen again in Bhaktapur, a little ways away from Kathmandu.

The temples feel pagan to me

But they’re real, they’re used daily by some, they’re part of the intrinsic fabric of Nepalese society.