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The title of this upload is the first part of a popular saying about Nepal.

I dedicate this image to Piotr because he keeps encouraging me to post photos from Nepal. And he likes mountains. And also because he is thinking of doing a trek in the Himalaya.

I’m planning my big trip “for the mountains” for 2019. My first trip to Nepal, however, was for the architecture of the Kathmandu Valley. But then I was so taken by the Nepali people that I didn’t really get to photograph the buildings - all those temples and palaces, many of which, four months later, were non-existent.

This image was taken at sunset near the village of Nagarkot. I travelled to Nagarkot from Bhaktapur that very morning, on a local bus, where I met a young man on his way back from Singapore to his family home in the village of Sudal, not far from Nagarkot. His name is Ramesh and I have posted one of his photos in WS to my earlier upload. He helped me find a cheap hotel that offered the only thing I was dreaming of at the time – hot water. And that is where the story of my second trip to Nepal begins…

The second part of that saying goes: “you come back for the people.” I went back to Nepal in 2016 to see the people, like Ramesh, I had met in 2014. And to check how they were doing after the earthquake.

Two more shots in WS

Sorry, Craig. But I PROMISE that, in a few weeks, I’ll post photos from all my trips to Japan. In the meatime there are a couple of them here. :-)

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