Many of you have complimented the stunning banner on The Kathmanduo homepage, and for that we must thank Brian's brother Luke. He created the banner from a photo of the Boudhanath stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage site and the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist community in this area.
The last two days I have made my own pilgrimage to Boudhanath, or Boudha for short. It is about a 20 minute walk from Heather's house, and it was lovely to return to the place where I spent every day conducting research in 2003, and where Brian and I spent much time relaxing at rooftop cafes in 2008.
Here is a photo of the stupa:
Beautiful, isn't it?
And a photo of my ginger tea at the Flavors Cafe rooftop, which gave me the amazing view of Boudha above:
Soaking up the warmth of the sun!