We left the hotel early yesterday morning and took a long bus ride around the Ring Road to the other side of town -- to the Buddhist enclave Swayambunath. Of course, we look at it differently than other people.
Signboards of interest everywhere!
And signboard artists.
Even a painting of a dog or two.
Sometimes we stop in at the Saturday Cafe overlooking the Boudhanath Stupa and have a selection of homemade sorbets and ice cream. This day we had plum sorbet and lemon sorbet. But the Mango ice cream and especially the lychee sorbet are not to be missed. It went well with the date cake.
Here at the Stupa Garden Restaurant, Dan is picking peaches from a tree made for climbing. Perhaps you've heard of the HoneyHunters of Nepal who scale cliffs in search of honey. Here's Dan's version.
We are leaving Kathmandu tomorrow for the resort town of Pokhara, then we will be heading up into the mountains for, we hope, a month.
You can still order your Danger Dog signboard, but if you want any Pokhara artists, you have to order soon. The Pokhara artists include Punam, Santosh, Shahi and Jit Gurung.
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