The Kumari Living Goddess – photograph

Published in: Nepal, Photography | July 22nd, 2013
The Kumari Samita Bajracharya - Living Goddess

Photographing The Kumari Living Goddess There’s really no doubt that this Kumari photograph is going into my main photography gallery. It was one of those events that meant a lot to me personally rather than purely for a “photographs” sake. If you’d like to find out more about the Kumari then check out the links at… Continue reading more »

Where to Volunteer in Nepal? Maybe nowhere …

Published in: Nepal | July 3rd, 2013
Collecting water in Nepal

  Want to volunteer in Nepal? Choose carefully and with knowledge If tourism is Nepal’s number one profitable industry then the tightly bound world of volunteering and NGO’s (Non Government Organisations) must surely come a close second. They are of course closely linked to tourism and rather unfortunately often times merged into one. Prepare yourself… Continue reading more »

Breakfasts in Nepal – best in the world?

Published in: Nepalese food | June 24th, 2013
Hash brown breakfasts in Nepal

Breakfasts in Nepal: Muesli, bacon & eggs, pancakes, hash browns … Breakfasts when traveling are usually mundane affairs. Sure you can strike it lucky every now and then with an all you can eat buffet. Or even buy your own from a store. But for me it’s been a case of toast or light cereal with… Continue reading more »

Food in Nepal: A mutton curry to avoid

Published in: Nepalese food | June 17th, 2013
Mutton Curry Nepal

Mutton Curry from Nepal: I like mutton. Some of the best mutton dishes I’ve had have been in India and certainly the single best roast leg of mutton I ever had was in Pakistan. What then when I see mutton curry on a menu in Nepal? Pakistan, India … Nepal. Surely it would have a hint… Continue reading more »

How to bargain and barter in Kathmandu Nepal

Published in: How to guides ..., Nepal | June 5th, 2013
Souvenir statue of Buddha in Kathmandu

Bargaining and bartering is a way of life in Kathmandu and Nepal If you don’t like to bargain or barter and are planning to visit Nepal then good luck to you. Indeed there are many other places in the world where fixed pricing is not common. Indeed the art of bargaining is a way of… Continue reading more »

Food from Nepal: Chicken Reshami Kabab

Published in: Nepalese food | May 27th, 2013
Chicken Reshami Kabab

Chicken Reshami Kabab I first discovered this incredible dish back in 2008. You can see the original photo below. It amazed me. Tender succulent chicken wrapped in sugar string like candy floss. Served with a mint sauce and naan bread it’s one of the nicest chicken dishes I’ve ever had. The problem is I can find nothing out… Continue reading more »

The rising cost of entry fees into heritage sites in Nepal

Published in: Nepal | May 15th, 2013
Bhaktapur entrance and ticket prices

Should you pay an inflated entrance fee to a tourist area? You head down to Kathmandu’s Durbar square. The most famous heritage area among this old city’s long list of cultural charms. Old Newari buildings stand beside red bricked temples, a palace, a goddess’ house, a few places of worship and a giant public courtyard that’s an… Continue reading more »