NEPAL

A tribute #savenepal

Five days before the devastating earthquake hit Nepal, my wife and I were in Kathmandu at the end of a wonderful journey through the country. This is dedicated to the people of Kathmandu and Nepal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. #savenepal

The world's tallest Buddhist temple. Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Swayambunath, the lotus stupa, where the Kathmandu Valley originated.

The entrance to the Golden Temple, Patan, Kathmandu.

The Golden Temple

Basantbur Palace in Dhurbar Square, Kathmandu. I now wonder if Frank Llyod Wright was influenced by ancient Nepalese architecture? He did work in the region.

Annapurna Range towers over Pokhara, the starting point for the Annapurna treks. Fish Tail Mountain, a holy mountain is on the right.

Annapurna range foothills.

A young paddler takes a dugout canoe back upriver after having dropped me off with my guide in Chitwan. The canoes make for unobtrusive viewing of wildlife.

An elephant safari in Chitwan National Park meets a rhino.

Early morning dugout canoe ride goes past villagers washing in Chitwan.

A terraced field high up above Bandipur, once part of the Silk Trade Route.

One of the rewards of flying from Kathmando to Paro, Bhutan is you get to fly over the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

For those who want to help the Nepalese people please contribute to Save the Children Nepal, the Nepal Red Cross, Doctors without Borders or Doctors of the World. Thank you. #savenepal

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