A boy from Oxford

nThe bus heaved up the hill and out of Kathmandu Valley, past the verdant landscape of Nepali farmland in the monsoon season. Towering chimneys of brick factories punctuated the horizon. I tightened my grip around the bars on the rooftop of the bus, in an attempt to avoid being lurched forward, backward, and up and […]

Travelling Blues in Thamel

It was amongst the shittiest of dorms. Apparently recommended by the Lonely Planet, it essentially was a dorm room within another dorm room, with beds crammed in to make use of the precious Thamel real estate. No ventilation, no fan, and a window that looked out into the other dorm was pretty useless. It clearly […]