Winter is coming, at least here in Europe, and with it those long, dark evenings perfect to catch up on reading about your favourite or next travel destination. Here are my top-10 Himalaya related books: From an Everest climb gone badly wrong to finding Zen among mountain sheep to civil courage in deep valleys in Pakistan. Read More
The terrai is a part of Nepal quite different from Kathmandu Valley or the mountain regions. It is flat and green and very humid even in late September – and it is home of a Women’s Development Center set to preserve the ancient artform of Mithila, colourful, vibrant paintings quite unlike anything else on the Indian subcontinent. Read More
If you want to escape the dust and chaos of Kathmandu on a quick and easy weekend-getaway, head to Namobuddha Resort near Dhulikhel. The beautiful eco-hotel welcomes you with the coziest little lodges and with delicious vegetarian food – and if you are lucky the universe might just throw in some amazing mountain views too.
From Turkish Menemen Eggs for breakfast to Vietnamese Salads and Peshwari Burgers for dinner, the restaurant “Of Silk and Salt” takes you on a journey along the Hippie trail to the food secrets of the silk road. I had the pleasure of staying with its owners Anne and Jerome during my time in Kathmandu and to talk to them about their restaurant.
While I love to travel and experience new cultures, every now and then I need some comfort food from home and of course some good coffee. Good thing, hipsterism has arrived in Patan too and provided me with both. Find here some of my favourite hangouts in this southern neighbourhood of Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is a city of festivals and temples. I have not yet been able to count how many little temples I pass on my way to work here and how many festivals have been celebrated since I arrived. Just wandering around will bring you by countless temples and shrines. But do make sure not to miss these five. Read More