My contact and new friend from the Cancer Council Nepal, Shambhu Kadariya came to the hotel to welcome me to Nepal with his nephew Ashim. They led me on a walking tour of the city. It's great, what is normally a chaotic frenzy of trucks, motorbikes and cars, was a pedestrian way. Most people don't get to experience Kathmandu like this!
We went to one of the Maoist rallies, everyone was smiling and laughing, it was super peaceful. They had a special dance performance and singing. Everyone seemed to be enjoying it, there was no tension on the streets at all. People let me get up close so I could take some shots.
Here are a few more sights from my tour.....the store are open from 6-8 every night so can get food and supplies. The owners of my hotel, Michelle and Pujan took everyone to Pujan's uncle's restaurant last night for a newari degustation. It was absolutely delicious and a great way to meet the other people staying at the hotel. Tomorrow I am off for another tour with Shambhu....it's difficult to do any work until this strike eases up or ends. In the mean time I am really enjoying a few days of sight seeing!