Nepal - Getting to know Kathmandu

That sensation of connecting with a bygone era is always close at hand in Nepal. Nowhere more so than in its capital, Kathmandu. Wander at dusk past eons-old temples in ghostly twilight, the aroma of cooking fires cloaking the air and you really feel you've travelled in time. Naked light bulbs in little shops sparkle and dazzle, kids play hide-and-seek around the narrow streets. It's spellbinding. The heightened sense of arrival starts even at touchdown. It's a swift, plunging descent to the tarmac after you crest the vast snowy peaks that fringe it on all sides. You step from the cool cocoon of your jet liner into a world of vibrant, vital noise and colour.

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