A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 4. When I first met BuddhaI awoke at around 6am, Kathmandu time, the previous 36 hours a blur of flights, emotional family greetings with Dr C’s family, … Continue reading Picture behind the story #4 When I first met Buddha
Why follow the crowds in Kathmandu and see what everyone else sees? Visit the REAL bazaars and people of the original Kathmandu, visit a temple that few people know about, visit a town with a strange history, and walk back in time through the streets of the original inhabitants of Kathmandu,the Newar.
The alternative Kathmandu If this is your second visit to Kathmandu you may be in need of a few thoughts to focus your mindful travel and 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 … Continue reading The alternative Kathmandu: #1 A mindful walk back in time.
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 7, August 1st 1983
Part 3, Food is a gift and a blessing! Today was a strange day, just not understandable at the time though I get it now. A Saturday, the only day that workers get off in Nepal as they work for 6 days every week. We decided to have a "quiet day". Stayed in bed later … Continue reading When Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 3, July 30, 1983