Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pokhara, Nepal

A wild half-day bus trip bound west of Kathmandu, Nepal, brings tourists from India and beyond to the lakeside city of Pokhara. This is one of the legendary hiking, trekking, and mountaineering desitinations in Nepal, with the more-than-8,000-meter-tall Annapurna lurking in the town skyline.

Here is the only glimpse I got, toward the end of my last day there. The peak is emerging here from the clouds.

Being a predominantly Hindu country, cows are sacred in Nepal. Buffalos, like these, can be eaten.

Tourism is in a lull these days. This sign could serve as a the new, desperate slogan of Nepal: Don't Pass Me By!

Just a fragment of the great lake.

Place of worship.

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