Archive for the 'Nepal' Category

Street Art in Kathmandu

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Lakhey and Space invader house mural

The street art scene in Kathmandu is starting to emerge Nepal is known for it’s beautiful mountains, mysterious temples and fantastic wildlife. New treks emerge and Nepal’s animal conservation is among the world’s best. Nepal’s Malla period is renown for creating a huge artistic boom in Nepal. Then there was a lull. Boring concrete buildings… Continue reading more »

Discover the unique Koti Mahadev temple in Kathmandu

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Woman sitting on Koti Mahadev Temple

Koti Mahadev Mandir is easy to find, but often overlooked! Although it may look like a standard two roofed Newari pagoda temple, Koti Mahadev is worthy of a closer look as it holds a secret in plain sight many overlook. One clue is that the word “Koti” in Nepali means thousands upon thousands. It’s a… Continue reading more »

New & Best Backpacker accommodation in Kathmandu

Monday, November 5th, 2018
Fireflies Hostel in Paknajol, Kathmandu

Thamel is no longer the best backpacker area in Kathmandu For decades the area of Thamel in Kathmandu city was “the” place to stay if you were a backpacker. Even today big media still refers to it as a backpacker hub filled with cheap guesthouses and cafes. This has not been the case for about… Continue reading more »

Thamel Through Time: book review

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Thamel Through Time book cover

A historic look at Thamel & the iconic Kathmandu Guest House Is there anywhere else in the world that can rival Thamel for its addictive kaleidoscope of sensory bombardment? The moment you enter its hallowed boundaries you are assaulted from all sides in ways that either want to make you run for your hotel to… Continue reading more »

Is it easy to travel around Nepal?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Tourist in on the Streets of Thamel

How easy is it to travel around Nepal? Just arrived in Nepal or planning to go? It’s quite easy to travel around Nepal depending on where and what you want to do. Compared to neighboring India, Nepal is also very safe to travel around with low levels of crime. Likewise compared to it’s northern Neighbor… Continue reading more »

Celebrating Indra Jatra (Yenya) festival in Kathmandu

Friday, September 21st, 2018
Kumari at Indra Jatra, Kathmandu, Nepal

Indra Jatra is Kathmandu’s largest festival After the Gai Jatra festival comes the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu. The entire celebration take place over an entire week. Below is a map of where the festival takes place in Kathmandu plus daily events. For tourists visiting Nepal it is a unique opportunity to not only experience… Continue reading more »

Teej: festival for women in Nepal

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Women in red Saris in Teej in Nepal

Celebrating Teej in Kathmandu Teej or the festival for women was celebrated today in Nepal. I went along to the celebrations in Kathmandu to give you an idea of what it’s like. Teej or Hartalika Teej is celebrated in August/September throughout Nepal by women. It is a Hindu festival that is also celebrated in North… Continue reading more »