Fascinating how one's perceptions linger on despite proof of things being otherwise....looking at these pictures if you took away the prayer flags and the mountains it could be a city anywhere in the world - apartments with balconies, green spaces - yet somehow one has some "romantic" idea of Kathmandu people living in yurts, caves, monasteries, above the shop etc., not in living conditions similar to Picton, Ontario 8-)...it is 2011 afterall Barbara and progress comes even to the Himalayas! They still have those mountain views though!
Yes, Kathmandu is a city like any city, though there are people who live in very basic conditions, even in Kathmandu. You need not travel far to see people living in tents of tarp— and there are about 50 monasteries in the Boudha area alone! It is quite an amazing place, very unique and special.I miss it terribly.
Boudha will miss you too :)http://touchofawanderer.blogspot.com/
Thank you, Dongala!
Amazing pictures. Greatings from Istanbul
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