11 Jul

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!)

My shopping today. One flower already fell off, and one ring is broken.

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.

rikshaw ride

our viewpoint on the rickshaw

Some more shots of the ride home:

I am exhausted.




2 Responses to “Shopping!!!”

  1. Kara July 11, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    I love all of the stuff you bought!!!

    • Ayesha Kamellia July 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

      Thanks. But one flower already fell off the bag and one of the rings’ sanskrit writing is falling off. cheap crap.

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