Nepal Art Dogs
This has been a popular post on the Danger Dog Blog. We really enjoyed Myanmar, but the food was oilier than we are used to. Still, the food was inexpensive (US 40 cents for two masala dosas for breakfast) and often tasty.
We adored exploring the Western Cape, and the exchange rate at 12 Rand to the US Dollar means that prices are half that in 2010.
The man who runs the Wijnlands Auto Museum loves showing people around. His name is Les (pronounced Lees).
Sleeping under the stars in South Africa, waking up to take long hikes through the mountains. Paradise. We went for one day and stayed 4!
This is advice I can use. Thanks for posting.
I recently saw some (old school film) photos from the 1980s that featured Beware of Dogs signs. some things never change.
These artists move around a lot and many of these studios do not exist anymore. The artist Shree has relocated or 'gone out' to South Korea where he can make more money as a field laborer than he can as a sign board artist in Nepal.
Kathmandu's storied bookstore Pilgrims burnt down. Luckily no one was hurt.
This includes shots of an old gompa being restored in the Lo Mantang style.
Makes me miss South Africa.
I miss Kathmandu when I look back on these posts.
Thanks, Paige. I have photographed over 350 of them in Nepal over the years. I love walking the back streets of Kathmandu looking for new ones.
I was reminded of Tukche today when I met a lady here in Santa Monica from that part of the world.
This is spot on. I have seen so many people who travel to Nepal with all the right intentions, but Voluntourism can be a slippery slope. Very well written. Thanks, James for posting.
Paige, you seem to have your finger on Outbounding's pulse. How do I give an article an upvote? I just read an article on Voluntourism that blew me away. I shared it on Facebook, but would like to give it an upvote as well.
Luckily the town of Idyllwild was spared the devastation of the recent wildfires. The surrounding mountains were not so lucky. I hope this great beauty survived.
The Nepali sign painters often use actresses' and actors' photos to model for a signboard. Sometimes with hilarious results.
But it tells you everything you might need to know before going. I recently spent 4 weeks in Myanmar, my first trip since the 80's. Many of his hints were worthwhile.
This is a free treasure trove just outside the Thamel district of Kathmandu. Be nice and you might get a tour from the staff.
Beautiful vintage autos and vintage wine made a fine combo in South Africa.
We recently returned to Darbang and the town of Daripani earlier this year. Better than ever. This is the back way to the Dhaligiri Basecamp.
Good advice. I remember when I moved to Paris in 1979. I really knew I was on my own and owned it. (I only had $325 by the time I got through London, knew little French and had no return ticket.) I had a great year.
This IS good fundamental advice, Sonja. I took it all to heart except the No Camera advice. I am a blogger. I need those photos. I need to document my project. I try my best to stay in the photo essay realm. I am starting another blog that will be for those who want detail about the sign painters of Nepal. That is going to be a big project.
Any mycologists out there that can identify these mushrooms?
This one really made me think. I am of two minds on this one. I am a big fan of the book 'Motoring with Mohammed', set in Yemen. Loved the book, will never go there, because I am female. Read this and let's talk....
Achinto's photography manages to uplift the subject as well as the viewer.
This is a small portion of Barbara Adams' textile collection exhibited at the Siddhartha Gallery in Kathmandu.
Anyone else out there blown away by decaying beauty? These will knock your socks off.