Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kathmandu

Was Buddha's 2554'th birthday yesterday. Big festivities around town.
Here's Boudhanath temple, a favourite pilgrimage destination for buddhists; somehow i didn't expect to see monks talking on cellphones & taking digital pictures - but how else would they talk to family & take home memories?
Saw Kumari, a living goddess, in Durbar square, about 5 yrs old. Monkey temple, where the monkeys were hiding from the heat. Lovely views of Kathmandu from there :)
A Hindu cremation site, where-after the remains just gets dumped in the almost stationary and very shallow river. Won't recommend swimming in that river.
Catchin a flight over the himalayas to Lhasa early tomorrow morning.
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