The streets of Kathmandu
As I wandered around the streets of Kathmandu I was fascinated by the small lanes meandering off in all directions. I found that the most interesting sights were seen by just wandering along with no particular plan in mind.
I had obtained a street map from the tourist information desk at the hotel where I was staying but I found it rather difficult to use. While the map was in English, many of the street names were not. Many of them were not even labelled in any way. So I decided just to follow my nose and if I saw an interesting lane, I wandered along it. In this way I found some very interesting sights.
There was one little down side to this strategy. I found several rather shady areas where I was able to see some aspects of life in the raw in Kathmandu. This area was not too far from the shopping area of Thamel but I guess this is true of many major cities. I soon found my way back to a more pleasant area.