It was an amazing time, and much to our immense satisfaction we managed to do everything we'd planned.
We took a small pocket sized camera each and when we got home to Dubai and downloaded our photos they were laughably different. G's were almost almost entirely stunning shots of mountains from every direction, some with clear blue skies in the morning and others draped in the eerie mist that came down most afternoons. He had a few of the paths we took and rope bridges but 90% mountains. Mine, on the other hand , were mostly wild flowers, birds, people, buildings and of course some of the gorgeous fabrics we saw. Here are a colourful selection...
A fabric shop in Kathmandu - I didn't buy anything but had such fun looking.
Some of the beautiful Nepali woven fabric that I saw everywhere - cushions in hotels rooms, place mats in restaurants, hats worn by old (well, probably my age!) men.
|A gorgeous, helpful and courteous girl from one of the stopover lodges.|
The hotels in Kathmandu had such interesting furniture. The colours and design on this piece was just beautiful.
While Mum was selling flower garlands at the Hindu temple this little girl was playing games on a mobile phone - you can't escape technology no matter where you are in the world!
There were endless pashmina shops at the markets. I wish I had bought a Yak wool blanket from the same shop... there is always one item you should have bought but didn't when you take a trip isn't there?
We took some Pringles, muesli bars etc with us to Nepal in case we needed a snack, only to find exactly same products selling in tiny little stores (this cupboard was the entire shop) miles and miles from anywhere.
|Posing for photos at a Hindu temple in Kathmandu.|