First photo in Nepal (that made the cut). Sums up Kathmandu well - all the ingredients you see here are present but 1000 times more.
Papa sleeping like a baby.
That's how they showed Old Man Winter in Soviet cartoons - blowing cold air across the planes.
View from our hotel window
Ilya getting ready for a big day
Taking a taxi to the tourist area of town, our hotel is out of the way.
Only driver has to wear a helmet by law.
First time I come across this billboard. White Mischief!
As soon as we get to the tourist area, some march starts.
All these women are marching. It's like St Patrick Day parade, but they're all sober and Nepalese instead of drunk and Irish.
I really wonder what it was all about. Note that all women wear same red sari.
If you like this sort of stuff, Kathmandu is for you
First of many - guy carrying stuff on his back. This seems to be the largest industry in Nepal - hauling shit.
I'm the manager here
Obey your thirst!
Places to go, people to see
This guy looked so dedicated to making these labels
Came to a buddhist temple
A running theme in Nepal - six-pointed stars on every corner. There is another symbol that's very popular, guess what it is.
This is called a Stupah. Most buddhist temples have it.
What's interesting is how this temple is surrounded by regular houses. It's basically someone's "dvor"
Ilya got tagged
Harley street of Nepal
Very interesting medieval painting of teeth pulled. Is it supposed to say how much more advanced (100 yrs?) this clinic is?
Take your pick
This chinese-looking guy was repairing things all day. Now a crowd of onlookers are checking out how he's soldiering some vcr
Nuts resembling our birdfood sold on every corner
Literally - a hole in the wall
Guy hauling stuff #3
I wish I tried these