Namaste from Nepal May 11th 2009 The captain said “If you’ll look out the right side of the aircraft, you will see Mt. Everest”. There it was the tallest mountain in the world. It was a bit in the distance, but there was no mistaking what we were all looking at.
After landing (on the second try) we made it into the capital city of Kathmandu. The ride into the city was an eye-opener. From an island with no cars, to a traf ... read more
Asia » Nepal In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist in... ... read more