Kathmandu Boudha the great Stupa
We finally made it to Kathmandu. Laura has started taking Nepali classes. You can see her here with her Nepali book.
We went out to visit Boudhanath the great white stupa on the edge of Kathmandu. It was a beautiful clear day and the mountains were out in full. This stupa is about 2000 years old but it was lost for many centuries until a Tibetan came in the late 19th century with the purpose of finding it and restoring it. Today it is the heart of the Tibetan community in exile in Kathmandu. There are many many monastaries here as well as Tibetan shops. -S
The stupa is a hot spot for spiritual vapors. I cried for about 45 minutes for exactly what I'm not sure. A little bit of ginger warmer always helps that, so we popped in a picturesqe garden cafe eatery and warmed in the sun. Language classes are going well although the things I want to say, like 'where's the nearest heater' I don't yet know. I've got class in about 15 minutes so I have to pick my teacher's brain for that one. I really like learning another language, back to school and I'm the student.
I must run, drink the fresh ginger orange carrot juice that Kanchi just made, and study my homework.