Sep 5, 2011

Faces of Kathmandu

The whole month of August had been a really busy month for me as I went for a trip around Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Had been planning for the trip for some time since middle of last year and it's like a dream come true especially travelling with two of my besties from high school and university.

We flew in to Kathmandu via Nepal Airlines and spend 3 days before flying to Lhasa and lastly to Bhutan. We actually went in and out of Kathmandu for several times. Visa can be applied on arrival but prepared with 1 passport size photo and the visa fee. For us, we paid USD 40 for a 30 days multiple entry. Since I am still sorting out the photos, just want to share a few of my favourite shots of the people in Kathmandu.

We were lucky to be there during the 'Cow Festival' whereby the Nepalese celebrate the death of their families and relatives for the past one year. Yup, instead of mourning and sad over the passing of their loved ones, they went all out to celebrate as death signifies another beginning of another life. Coincidentally, the festival is the same day as the Hungry Ghost festival celebrated by the Chinese in Malaysia.

little boy praying
little girl praying 
family of five
heavy on her back


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