Six Weeks in Nepal - Part 3 Kathmandu

Part 3 - Durbar Square, Kathmandu

Kathmandu is a very interesting and fascinating city but has no infrastructure whatsoever. The roads are poorly built and traffic is complete chaos, no rules or regulations. Our taxi driver wears no shoes or seatbelts. Everyone blows their horn to pass; you have to pay a lot of attention. A two- lane road is well utilized. Cars, motorbikes, rickshaws and animals move between vendors with carts and donkeys, but the most amazing thing is that nobody hits each other. I travelled with my wife Elly the first four weeks. We stayed in the Thamel area, which is very popular for tourists and has great little restaurants and interesting shops. Note: Take a look at their electric wire system!!!

Besides visiting families and schools in Kathmandu we did a lot of sightseeing which was amazing. There are many historical sites that are worth visiting, the famous Durbar Squares, the extremely beautiful and impressive Boudhanath (Stupa), Bhaktapur, the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinah Temple, cremation site, and more. Unfortunately some of these landmarks have suffered major damage during the earthquake or are totally destroyed.

Monkey Temple Wires Men walking in Kathmandu Bhaktapur

Next Week: Visiting Schools

 

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