Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. It´s the largest city in Nepal, and unfortunately highly polluted (masks to protect your lungs are recommended if you are visiting Kathmandu!). I don´t know if the pollution is due to the old vehicles they use (car engines are about to die but they force them), the use of kerosen, or they way they evacuate the trush, but the truth is that most of the days the sky is grey due to the pollution and you can’t hardly see the mountains around from the center of the city.
Let´s discover this unstoppable city through pictures:
Durbar square is the life center of Kathmandu, a labyrinth of temples from different religions, people from all ages, food vendors, pigeons and children playing. It´s another UNESCO World Heritage site of Kathmandu. In one of the temples from this square, lives the Kumari of Kathmandu, a young girl believed to be a host for the goddess Durga. Each city of the Kathmandu Valley has its own Kumari, its own young girl living goddess. The tradition of worshipping these young pre-pubescents girls is spread in the region and while the young girl is a Goddess, she lives separate from her family really as a Goddess, having their own parents worshipping her and servants to make her food and everything she may need. It´s a difficult tradition for me to accept, but the believes are very different in this part of the World.
Misc: Life in Kathmandu