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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Adventures in India, Part 34 -- Crossing Nepal

One of the most striking aspects of life in and around Kathmandu is the extreme poverty of the people and the pollution of the environment. As one article I read put it, "Once thought of as Shangri-La, Kathmandu has become a dump". Indeed it has.

Dumpster divers.

Trash everywhere.

The further we got from the center of the city, the more liveable the environment. Here on the outskirts there is at least some space between buildings.

And in the countryside there were stand-alone structures.

And gorgeous scenery.

But living accommodations still left a lot to be desired. Here is a rural hotel..., of sorts.

But the scenery was still spectacular.

Rural poverty.

At a rest stop these young women were waiting for a bus. They gladly let me take a picture.

As for the rest stop..., here are friends of ours lined up to use the lavatory facilities.

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