Meeting friends in Pokhara and Kathmandu, June 3rd and 4th, 2013

 Phewalake in Pokhara and the colourful boats.

Hand-built bridge
Ram with his wife and their little girl
Female pilot of Buddha Air
Ethnic dance in a restaurant in KTM
Our friend Vidya then invited us to her place in KTM to show us some secrets of Nepali cooking.
This is her much used set of spices. Most important to me seemed "Cumin",  "Fenugreek" and "Nepali pepper".
Normally the spices are slightly roasted in hot oil to bring out the aroma.

Vidya's potato salad
After some hours in the delightful old house of Vidya's family we plunged back into the
madness of Kathmandu's traffic.

Traffic and electric lines: cumulative and unorganized to our eyes.
The air is extremely polluted
Business would soar up if traffic could be kept out of Thamel, the tourist shopping district.