Hamro Nepal: Janakpur

What do I want to tell you about my trip to the south of Nepal last week?  Where to begin?  The Janaki Mandir…? Or impressions, perhaps?  Those non-memories that remain in the mind like bright lights burned on the retina.  You see them after your eyes close.  Hot and humid.  My skin felt sticky and … Continue reading

Monkey Temple to White Monastery

A minor semi-urban trek, from Swayambhunath the stupa on a hill to Seto Gompa a monastery on a hill, took place at the weekend.  The family was joined by Ben, Rhiannon and their son Finn.  Ben drove us to the base of the Swayambhu complex in their rather cool mid-90s Nissan Patrol.  It has a … Continue reading

A Bit Bitty And Wet

The rain has been falling every day since my last post.  There has been flooding in Kathmandu.  I tried to climb Shivapuri a couple of weekends ago, but rain stopped play.  We are now officially experiencing an early monsoon.  Let’s hope the rains continue; farmers have planted out the rice now, so a dry spell … Continue reading