Today Tara and I went to Thamel, the tourist district of Kathmandu. OMG. The handicrafts are incredible. We knew we were being screwed by prices and bargained, sometimes successfully, sometimes not.
“Is that the tourist price? What’s the Nepali price?”
We managed to score a few decent deals (we think!)
We walked there, it took about half an hour and I didn’t think Kathmandu could get more chaotic than where we live, but boy was I wrong. One literally fears for one’s life while on the road. We were so dirty and dusty and tired by the end of the shopping, we decided to take a cab home. But, the cabbie was giving us “tourist price” so we bargained with a bicycle rickshaw driver. It was terrifying and fun and exciting. So worth it.
Some more shots of the ride home:
I am exhausted.