Bustling Life in Kathmandu
Wherever one goes in Kathmandu one is confronted by the bustling, surging, flowing presence of other humans. And dogs. It is a busy – somewhat frenetic – city confined to a relatively small area making movement rather frustrating at times. Although it is not a great distance to anywhere in the city, traffic can be chaotic. From the moment you leave the airport the busy hustle of the city is apparent everywhere.
This is also true when you try to walk anywhere. I spend nearly a week wandering the streets and laneways of the city exploring this fascinating place. Pedestrian traffic can be heavy and even demanding in some places, especially areas like the Thamel district. Despite its overcrowding and obvious poverty in many parts, seeing life in the raw, in your face and up close and personal is an amazing way of learning first hand about a people and their culture.