Kathmandu Street Photography

I guess mostly what I am doing is what you might call street photography, or amateur photojournalism.  Perhaps just snapshots.  Either way here are a few photos taken at various locations inside the Kathmandu Valley over the last couple of months.   I won’t comment on them.  I’ll leave them to speak for themselves.  If … Continue reading

Square Monkeys

The journey there takes you along a busy road, past the concrete ugliness of the modern (or is it?) city.  From the ring road you take a smaller thoroughfare, up hill.  You notice nothing of note.  You pass a white guy with dreadlocks, walking to a destination most people, if they could afford it, would … 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

Rain Emily Reggae

Another entry perhaps indecently hot on the heels of the last, but I thought Bine might like to see some photos of Emily and stay abreast of what we’re up to.  An uneventful weekend. Yesterday’s highlight: playing in the rain.  Today’s: a reggae gig south of the river at Moksh in Patan.  No energy today … Continue reading

Friday Afternoon, Bye Bye Pilgrims

Friday afternoon is nominally free for me.  If I don’t have pesky work to do I take it.  Today I took it.  I got home late last night and really wanted to go somewhere with Emily today to make up.  We went for a walk and my buddy Dinesh came along.  One of the things … Continue reading

A Trip to Boudha

Last Saturday I went for an hour or so to one of Kathmandu’s premier tourist traps.  The great stupa at Boudha, known to the Tibetans as Chorten Chempo. I say tourist trap, but what I really mean is essential stop on any visitor’s itinerary in Nepal.  It is a remarkable place full of contradictions.  It … Continue reading

Election Fever

I am sure that readers of Kathmandustories will already be well aware that elections have been called in Nepal.  Many are no doubt already organising sweepstakes, planning election night parties, and generally getting into the swing of things.  Of course planning an election properly requires that you know when the election will actually happen.  If … Continue reading

Cut Off From Passport Him That Pisseth Against the Wall

Five minutes from my house is a wall.  A long wall, made of brick, and in many ways unremarkable.  But it is a very interesting wall, and I’ll tell you why, if you’ll let me.  First of all, it is one of the exterior walls surrounding what used to be the royal palace until King … Continue reading

Kathmandu Walkabout

It’s been a while in the making this.  Wife and I took the babies on a walk around Kathmandu in our second week here, which was during Nepal’s major festival Dasain last October.  I’ve had this video ready since then, but only today found time to choose the right soundtrack.  The song is Narayan Gopal‘s … Continue reading

So So Sewing

The man of the family has left home to explore the east of the country so I will sneak into this blog today. Many of my friends not only own sewing machines but also had very nice things to show off that they had produced themselves saying that it is not all that difficult to … Continue reading