On this trip, Beau and I have made work our priority. After each meeting, I usually need to work on revisions or producing additional designs for our next meeting with the supplier. So I have been spending a lot of time in our hotel rooms and I usually kick Beau out so I can concentrate. Sorry Beau! When Beau and I realized we had a day off we decide to roll old school and go explore a new part of Kathmandu Valley equipped with our camera gear.
For our day trip, we took a taxi 30 minutes out of downtown Kathmandu to a little town called Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is one of the 3 kingdoms of Kathmandu Valley. The other two kingdoms are Kathmandu and Lalitpur (Patan). Bhaktapur has been designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and is filled with temples and little streets with tons of character. You have to pay a fee to enter the town but it is worth the expense. It was a pleasure to explore the streets and maze of alleys to take photos. The people of Bhaktapur were very kind and didn’t mind us taking their pictures. It is also a great break from the horns and traffic of Kathmandu. It was wonderful getting out of the hotel to take photos again.