Kathmandu. Living city
• Kathmandu. Living City
Soulful city. Alive. Dirt, dust, noise is incredible. And while he is the most incredible and live of those cities I visited, amazing and unlike anything else. In Kathmandu, the whole of life on the street, in front of the eyes of passers-by and neighbors. Wash, haircut, children's games, a siesta, all on the street. In this city, no one is shy.
Wander through the streets of Kathmandu can be forever, until the money runs out for a coffee. It is a paradise for photographers genre, you can blindly press a button and get an interesting story
For European man everything in this city seems exotic. A wild mix of colors, labels piling up and wires. Color chaos that results in color lovers delight. On a photo wedding car leaves the parking lot. Not carpets of course, but the decoration is also attracting attention
The city met us with rain. Immediately after landing, barely managed to reach the airport building. And in the evening all tightened completely, and the streets turned into streams of mud, instantly dispersed all tourists to shop. Straight of rain seemed only increased abundance of flowers in the street
The most popular transport in the city. Motorcycle thousands, tens of thousands. Only they can successfully maneuver in this infernal traffic. Five minutes later, on the street just glohnesh of beeps. Ten simply stop paying attention to the sounds. The skill of the local drivers can envy drove all over the world. If our little Nepalese ability to disperse in an incredibly tight spaces, no traffic jams was not in Kiev or Moscow.
Denmark on the streets seems are in the last stage of destruction, everything is covered with a dense layer of reddish dust. But all lives. Restaurant can be found in the most amazing location. But this Auntie obviously waiting for clients to massage
In general, the entire city is a rusty hue. Like being on a big brick factory
Everyone who is not busy doing something important in the building, facing the street. There you can smoke, to exchange news and gossip. Just a breath of "fresh" air. As it is different for us, on the contrary are trying to get deeper into their holes and dissociates itself concrete walls and fences ...
"Da Hua" Chinese food. Always the combination of wild cultures. We lived in the hotel "Dragon", allegedly in the Chinese style. And inside everything was hung with pictures of Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha - all Indian gods - the owner was a real Indian
One of the streets of the tourist district of Thamel. That's where hell and chaos. Try among all these vyvesoknayti necessary! but about the movement I have already said, at this point it is still chaotic - the streets are narrow, but even they somehow manage to disperse jeeps and buses. Krasnenkoe taxi - Nepali version of the Oka, just for undersized Nepalese
to the dense traffic of cars added rickshaws, tuk-tuks bit, trucksIce fruit, onlookers and passers-by. Din incredible worth.
People in the city open. I never saw an oblique view of the lens. On the contrary, everyone starts just smile) And by the way, contrary to popular belief, even the money no one has ever asked
A special thrill to watch the local children, who enthusiastically play in the street, in the ball between themselves, or just because. Try to find right now on the streets of our cities, playing a square or odnokasanie (remember?))). And here the trouble of civilization in the form of "Internet" has not yet reached Nepal on such a scale ...
you can buy anything on the streets of Kathmandu. Almost as Privoz) the way in Nepal very comfortable will feel vegetarians. The meat I ate a couple of times - at the beginning of the track and at the end, both times in Kathmandu, and I will not say that was very happy about that. But as we were happy to suddenly arisen sausage, at the end of the track!
The typical patio Kathmandu. Everyone on the street who can not - walk on the balcony / window
and a typical transition between the courts - a narrow slit of light at the end of the tunnel
Kathmandu left a strange mark on my soul. Despite all the visible defects - dust, noise, dirt - I really liked this city. With all its bustling feel relaxed in it. In this case, it took not much time to feel comfortable. Here I would like to come back again and again ..
Who was in Kathmandu, you have similar feelings?