Kathmandu Journals

Kathmandu: You Never Leave Nepal

A December 2001 trip to Kathmandu by dcdc75

Doing laundry in Kathmandu Valley. Photo, Kathmandu, Nepal More Photos
Quote: Breathtaking mountain scenery, majestic temples and amazingly friendly people, Kathmandu is one of the few rare cities who have it all.

Kathmandu: You Never Leave Nepal

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Doing laundry in Kathmandu Valley. Photo, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Sadly, the picture conjured up when one mentions Kathmandu these days is of internal strife within the besieged monarchy and a constant struggle between the dueling powers of the government and Maoist rebels. Yet, the beauty of Kathmandu is still apparent despite the turmoil of a disgruntled population belatedly battling age-old corruption and flagrant abuse of those in power. Kathmandu and by extension, the whole of Nepal is still very much worthy of a visit; modernity and its subsequent challenges are taking place rapidly in Nepal and yet, there is no better time for the traveler to observe the stoicism and grace displayed by her people in an era of poverty and uncertainty.Kathmandu is i...Read More