Picture behind the story #4 When I first met Buddha


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

The Alternative Kathmandu: The complete Series #1 revisited


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: #1 A mindful 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 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.

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 7, August 1st 1983

When Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 3, July 30, 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