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Days and Nights in Kathmandu!

I found this handsome Beware of Dog sign in front of a dramatic gate while walking.  It was a day of dramatic signs.

Lots of bells and whistles here!  I'm glad they supplemented the boring Kathmandu Kennel Club sign with this bright beauty.

When I saw this gate from afar, I just knew there would be some sort of beware of the dog sign!

This hand-painted beauty shop sign would make me stop and shop! 

Here are a couple of Nepali metal fabricators unloading from the truck.   They fabricate oven vents, mail boxes, anything you need out of metal.   Anyone want their pet painted on a little mailbox/piggy bank?   I put this one in here to show how attractive Nepali men are.

This is our old friend Bison, who, along with his sister, Tyson, rule our top road.   It is always good to see old friends when I return to Boudha.  

We celebrated the Cricket World Cup finals by watching in one of our favorite Tandoori restaurants here in Boudha.   India won for the first time in 28 years, besting the favorite Sri Lanka.   There were lots of cheers that evening.  

The Tridevi Fast Food Restaurant includes such delicious treats as Paneer Tika, Paneer Butter Masala, Saag Paneer and a mix of garlic naan and tandoori roti (clockwise from lower left).   All mouth-wateringly good and all priced at about 80NR each ($1.15 USD).

Kathmandu would not be Kathmandu without dancing to Desmond  (in center, in blue) and his ever-changing group of musicians.   Monday nights at the Upstairs Jazz are always a treat.   Load-shedding (mandatory electricity cuts of 16 hours daily) make electric guitars and amps a problem here.   But musicians play on.   And I dance along to the music.

Spring has sprung here in Boudha, and the prayer flags are flying.  

Again, here's a shot of the fabulous Boudhanath Stupa, looking as beautiful as always, glowing in the sun.   I tried to capture the playful wind tickling the Stupa's eyebrows, but alas, my camera is not fast enough.   I may spring for a better camera next time!

If you would like your dog immortalized on metal by a struggling Nepali signboard artist, now is the time.  

Stay tuned.   More tomorrow.

I am back in Nepal for the 9th Danger Dog trip and am accepting commissions now.   I'll be back to the states in early June, just in time for Father's Day presents.  


To order, please send me a photo of your pet.   I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

Send your photo to or find out more at

Let's keep these artists painting.

American Dogs = Nepali Jobs.


Hello from Dogmandu!





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