Faces of Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful country! Stunning mountains, heritage temples, bustling streets, culturally rich and humble, thrifty, warm people.

But as in most countries, it is the people of Nepal that formed an important highlight of our visit – they were a humble, thrifty & a warm lot. We felt so welcomed and totally ‘at home’ when we visited Kathmandu with our (then) 1 year old daughter.

Here is a photo essay of pictures taken in and around Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Kathmandu – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

flower vendor at durbar square kathmandu
Flower Vendors at Durbar Square

 

Cycle Rickshaw Pullers at durbar square kathmandu
Cycle Rickshaw pullers waiting for tourists

 

Necklace seller at durbar square kathmandu
I loved this lady selling neckpieces – her smile & enthusiasm was infectious as she happily posed for a pic

 

Tea Stall at Durbar Square Kathmandu
This tea seller diligently made us a piping hot cup of tea

 

vendor at durbar square kathmandu
This was a classic ‘old meets new’ scene – a traditionally dressed woman selling confectionery in a cane basket in branded jars striking a conversation on her cellphone

 

kumari bahal kumari ghar durbar square
Our enthusiastic guide telling us all about the Kumari Bahal
nepalese army man at durbar square kathmandu
An army man on guard at the Durbar Square
Spice Vendor at Durbar Square Kathmandu
A spice vendor right outside Hanuman Dhoka
bryan adams concert at kathmandu
This, well, is not the face of Nepal – but loved the buzz in the air in Kathmandu on the day of the Bryan Adams concert. As a HUGE fan, I was thrilled that he was staying at our hotel and I got a chance to say hello to him!

 

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