We found the church during hiking in Nagarkot. The village people are so peaceful and calm . They are singing and playing their own instruments . We were sitting in this church for a while and listening to their songs . The church is so simple . Made from bamboo with a tinnen rooftop .
During our hike in Nepal we walked along a lot of small waterfalls. This water is so fresh, we were so happy to hear that during a hot day. Even though it wasn't raining or snow wasn't melting, the water kept on coming. Due to condense up in the hills. During the recording there came a beautiful bird sitting next to Adil, wanting to be heard on our recording ;) Enjoy.
This hospitable lady owned a little shop on the road to Telkot from Changunarayan in Nepal. This road is wel known because of the beautiful hiking trail and amazing views of the Himalaya. Before we started the hike we decided to eat first at her place. We recorded the sound while she was cooking Chow Min for us.
We met this old lady in Nepal, Nagarkot. While we were hiking it started to rain really heavily. We needed to find a place for shelter. Finally we reached a small clay house . Around this house there were chickens, a cow and several goats. There was nobody home when we arrived there. We wondered who the owner was of this place. But we were dry underneath the veranda. Suddenly there arrived a lady who let the cow inside of the clay home; the cow had no shelter because of the rain (and thunder storm). Then she offered us water. Which turned out to be ROXY, a local alcoholic drink which is very strong and home made. She told us she was worried about her friend, who was still working outside in the thunder storm. Luckily her friend came back a couple of minutes later. After the rain we went on towards our next destination.
During Shiva Ratri, a festival in Nepal for celebrating the God Shiva, this special event was held for children. A children arts education program. In the rural area children don't get a lot of arts education. During our stay with the so called 'International Uncle' just outside of Nagarkot, International Uncle was a international tourist guide before, now he lives just outside of Nagarkot. He organized this event. Local children joined in big amounts. After the workshop they got a free meal.
In Kathmandu, Nepal people are moving by micro bus a lot. Especially to move around in Kathmandu, for short distances. We stepped on this micro bus from the White Temple, just outside of Kathmandu, to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is cheap to take a micro bus, compared to taking a cab. Local people use these busses a lot and the busses are impressively full every time.
Walking round and round the Boudhanath Stupa. In the early morning and the evening you can see lot of Buddhists do this, whilst chanting their mantra. Around the temple you can find praying wheels; whilst walking you spin the metal and wooden cylinders. In the cylinders are found Buddhist mantra's as well.