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Bhaktapur, Nepal

Bhaktapur means the ‘place of devotees’, and its city center is the best preserved in the Kathmandu valley, famous for its brick buildings with detailed wood carvings.  There are more temples per foot in Bhaktapur than in either Kathmandu city or Patan.  The city was founded in the 12th century, and was part of the […]

What to Kathmandu

Kathmandu has so many things to see!  Most of the fun is getting to them though, through the crowded dusty streets choked with traffic.  Kathmandu is a big sprawling city, with several areas.  In addition to wandering around central Kathmandu, we visited Thamel (backacker central, very touristy), Patan (known for its handicrafts and beautiful durbar […]

Shopping in Kathmandu

Nepal has very unique handicrafts and many markets to buy them at.  We spent much of our time wandering around looking at the hundreds of little shops and talking to the shopkeepers.  They are very friendly, and aren’t too pushy.  Patan and Bhaktabur are the cheapest places to shop, but didn’t have the widest selection. […]

Portraits of Nepal

 

Nepal Reading List

There aren’t a lot of Nepali authors that have been written in or translated into English.  Samrat Upadhyay is one of the few and he’s my favorite.  He’s been called the ‘Buddhist Chekhov’.  Arresting God in Kathmandu is a collection of short stories that are little personal glimpses into average peoples’ lives, and Buddha’s Orphans […]