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Asia - Nepal
15 July 2010

Ascete in the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal

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Kathmandu might be one of the most colourful and liveliest cities I've ever seen in my life and hence my camera was working overtime. After the walking tour through Kathmandu, we spend a day mainly around Durbar Square, though we often strayed to little backstreets and alleys, or got 'stuck' in the souvenir area or high over the city on a balcony for a sandwich and a cup of tea. The so called holy men were a very peculiar sight. They have beards and long hair and seen tremendously friendly, but it turned out that all they want is you to make a picture, for which you'll have to pay

We also ran into a Krishna event or something with a crowd singing very non-original texts (all the time the same), but still it was interesting enough to watch the crowd. Apart from Durbar Square we also spent a lot of time in the area called "Themal", that is mainly filled with little shops with great souvenirs.