As you may have noticed, I've been on vacation from blogging for the last two months. Many thanks for your sweet comments checking in on me and for optimistically keeping me in your RSS feed!
I have been intending to post for a couple of weeks now, but there is just so much to catch up on I hardly know where to begin. The last two months have been a whirlwind of planning for travel, actually traveling, and post-travel withdrawal. The travel in question? A trip to Nepal. Or as I like to call it "the homeland." I grew up there and though I've lived in many places since, it firmly occupies the "home" spot in my heart. Even after two weeks back in New York City, I'm not sure I have the words to describe what a joy it was to be there again after many years away. So I'll let photos do the talking, starting with a few of the capital: Kathmandu.
The eyes of Buddha, Swayambunath Stupa.
Prayer flags blowing in the breeze, Thamel.
Candles lit in celebration of a holy day.
The Old City, Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Beans and lentils for sale in the market.
Two friends keep a shopkeeper company in the bead market.
A mother and son sell colored powder for the Tihar festival.
Father and son, selling flower garlands.
Looking out over the river with Pashupati Temple in the background.
A happy-looking cow kneels in a temple doorway.
Snacks for sale on the temple steps.
A sculpted lion sticks a tongue out at passersby, Swayambunath.
A woman carries a basket of greens on her back.
Next post: pictures from the Himalayas.