The Treasures of Patan

On our last full day in Kathmandu, we admired the art and architecture in Patan, an ancient city that is now a suburb of Kathmandu. The Patan Museum, housed in a former palace, was a beautiful oasis filled with statues that illustrated the fine metal working skills of the area. A great spot to experience…

Alone in Kathmandu

Alas, the new friends that we met on our amazing journey through India and Nepal left Kathmandu one by one during the day. Fond farewells, best wishes and hope to see you agains swirled warmly around the lobby of our hotel. On our own! What now as we are used to the cocoon of our…

The Blog Resumes

After an eight month hiatus, I am back to the blog again. While my life continued to be compelling, I took a detour from chronicling the lives of my family - in particular my grandmother Jean Kaine to carry out 28 free workshops in jewellery making and other arts with groups of children, women and…