Kathmandu | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Kathmandu's Durbar Square, where life in Nepal afer the earthquake goes on as usual. This woman still sells corn kernels to fee the ubiquitous pieons that flood the old palace grounds.

Six months after the temblor, I flew into Kathmandu to see for myself what life was like in Nepal after the earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and made hundreds of...

Serenity reigns supreme at the Garden of Dreams

Outside, motorcycle horns screamed and taxis dodged pedestrians streaming through the narrow streets of Thamel, the backpacker district of Kathmandu. The ever-present dull gray smog was matched at street level by...

Thousands of people cram into every square inch of the square

At least one person dies each year at the Bisket Jatra Festival (Nepali New Year) in Bhaktapur, Nepal. This year, I was nearly one of them. Last year, I had planned...

Boudhanath Stupa, the holiest Buddhist site in Nepal

My second annual visit to Nepal’s capital city was less stressful. I knew what to expect and was familiar enough with the city to find my way around. This time I...

Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Each time I arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal, I am awed by the kaleidoscope of silk saris that enliven its dusty streets, the canted brick buildings with old wooden doors painted in...

Gorgeous sunset precedes magnificent full moon

It is 4:45 a.m. and I have been awake for an hour. I tossed and turned for a while, unable to get back to sleep. A few minutes ago the birds...