|Stupa, Buddhist reliquary, Himalaya, Nepal (Raimond Klavins/artmif/flickr.com)|
|Day 37: Alex self-portrait, Kolyma road, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia (AlexSaurel/flickr.com)|
|Children looking and laughing and asking for money "Baksheesh!" "Why?" I ask. They laugh again. Nepalis are very cool, friendly, and take things in stride.|
It was Day 166 of my World Tour 2013-2014. I was in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the Bhaktapur neighborhood, one of the main tourist centers around the ancient city.
It is worth a visit. Since navigating south through the Tibetan border crossing, I have been amazed by the beauty of Nepali girls. So every opportunity I got became a good time to take a picture.
- Lonely Planet guides: Against the high wall of the Himalaya, Nepal is a land of snow peaks and Sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras.
|The Kumari Devi, living goddess, with redhead|
Alas, after giving birth to their first child, most of them let themselves go and gain weight, as I remember happening in Cape Verde and Tahiti.
|Durbar Square, Katmandu (Amazing Nepal)|
Since I made an oath to travel progressively, I decided not to follow such a scenic journey by entering spectacular Kathmandu right away. I stopped over in the small village of Dhulikhel, from which I could easily explore traditional old town neighborhoods with traditional Newari architecture and meet local families.
|Alex, let's walk to the Buddhist temple!|
|Tibetan Vajrayana novices undergoing monastic training (AlexSaurel/flicker.com)|