Back in Manila for four days and I already feel so very homesick for Nepal. This has been a trip seventeen years in the making and now that it’s over, I feel like I’ve left a huge part of me there. I always thought that this trip would get rid of its tug at my heart, but if anything, it’s actually made it stronger. I look forward to getting the chance to visit again.
Kathmandu has certainly seen better days. There’s electricity only fourteen hours a day, running water once a week plus a petrol shortage to boot. Although, it’s a lot cleaner than I remember. It felt odd to be there as a tourist (and to be charged tourist prices!) but better there as a tourist than not there at all. 🙂
There’s so much I want to say, but I don’t think I’m coherent enough at the moment to say it, so I will instead leave you with some of my favourite shots from the trip. Brightness and contrast slightly tweaked in photoshop because I only brought a point-and-shoot camera. My biggest regret was not bringing my film SLR.
The rest of the photos can be viewed on facebook: