30 Jun 2014

The monsoon gave a dynamic performance this afternoon in Kathmandu. Without so much as a rumble for a warning, the levees in the clouds dissolved, unleashing cataracts, cannonades of rain, to wreak their liquid havoc on the world. Crash-dazzle magic, boom-flicker medic...

27 Jun 2014

Tonight I managed to get three lovely people to join me for a screening of a documentary about the Mongolian hip hop community. My delightful trio of company was formed by Tenzin the Tibetan chef, Gobin the Nepali trekking guide, and Marta the American, who works on mo...

26 Jun 2014

A treasure trove of exquisite antiques at Baber Mahal Revisited, a historic Rana palace turned upscale shopping complex near Singha Durbar in Kathmandu. For delightful French food, dine al fresco at Chez Caroline and don't miss the coulant au chocolat for dessert! It's...

25 Jun 2014

Another long walk through the labyrinth of Patan, an al fresco garden dinner of vegetable and paneer kebabs with a glass of red wine at Dhokaima Cafe, and a street art sighting on the homeward stroll. Content in Kathmandu.

 

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23 Jun 2014

How have I been here for six entire weeks and not discovered Newari food until today? (This is why spending ten days paid vacation in a country just will not do.) Newar people are Nepal's aboriginals and, not surprisingly, their cooking is like moksha on a plate (moksh...

23 Jun 2014

The monsoon has stepped up its game this week, unleashed its liquid combat in earnest. For most of June the rain was just scrimmage, one or two daily downpours sandwiched like damp parenthetical interludes between balmy expanses of sunshine. Now the days are waterlogge...

17 Jun 2014

For an unusually classy and delectable take on traditional Nepali cuisine, visit Café Swotha near Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, just south of Kathmandu. The tiny café is part of the Traditional Homes Swotha complex, a boutique bed and breakfast in a beautifully reno...

12 Jun 2014

I woke up at sunrise to catch the bus to Pokhara—no easy feat for a nocturnal scribe. I was so dizzy and groggy and befuddled that I left my glasses on the bathroom counter and had to wear my contacts for four days straight. I remember very little before walking out th...

2 Jun 2014

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