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Holiday in Nepal: daily life

Here are some photos to show what life can be like in Kathmandu.

Rubbish on the streets…

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We travelled in these small Suzuki taxis that are everywhere…

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A young monk chooses a DVD…

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Strawberry seller stuffing fruit into paper cones…

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An old female beggar…

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Chickens for sale…

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Locals travel cheaply around the city on Tuk Tuks which look very old and battered…

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Catherine and I were delighted that our boys got to see a different way of life. A country where many of its population live on about $1 a day; where government corruption is rife; and where there is little new building work, or new roads.

Here are all the posts for our holiday in Nepal…

Holiday in Nepal: daily life

Day 1 in Nepal: visiting temples

Day 2 in Nepal: a trip to Changunarayan and Bhaktapur

Day 3 in Nepal: flight to Pokhara and bike ride

Day 4 in Nepal: morning pony trek

Day 4 in Nepal: afternoon hike

Day 5 in Nepal: full day trek in Pokhara

Day 6 in Nepal: microlight flight with Toby

Day 6 in Nepal: motorbike trip with Felix

Day 6 in Nepal: lunch and swim at the Summit Hotel

Day 7 in Nepal: Park Village Hotel, Kathmandu