Now that we are all moved and settled in, I thought I should have a little explore of our district. I shall start with breakfast – a sunny cup of tea on the balcony.
Proceeding outside, here you can see our little house (we are on the top floor).
Strolling past here and down into Sanepa, I found the very same view from a different perspective.
Down in Sanepa, I found myself some lunch at Bara Newari kitchen, where I had the dish shown below. It was alright, but had a bit of a funky taste and the flattened rice stuff was rather…cloying.
Arriving onto Pulchowk road, about 10 minutes from our place (as the crow flies – it took me about an hour and a half), I encountered this fellow. I am not sure that he was directly associated with the cow behind him, but I would like to think that he is its very dapper bodyguard.
Arriving at a petrol station, I spied this valuable advice.
There are a number of small shrines in our area, a lot of which have a picture of this chap on them.
Maybe 20 minutes from our house is Patan Durbar Square, a beautiful collection of temples in the centre of the city. I stopped for a drink and took in the view.
On my way home I popped in to one of the many fruit and veg shops near us, and got something for dinner. I am not very good at this vegetarian lark yet, so I think I may have gone a little overboard.
Therefore we had our first guests – the candles are not for atmosphere, they are due to the 14 hour power cuts.