I arrived at Kathmandu at around 11am Friday August 11th. I was sleeping on the way (It was a long journey from San Francisco to Guangzhou, China then to Nepal) and woke up when we were already approaching the ground.
Damn it, I thought. I missed the view of the city from the sky, but I still got a view of some buildings. I have never seen anything quite like that. The buildings looked very colorful, and usually are just four or five floors high. They looked like they were stacked up by different layers.
The airport authorities were the most relaxed I have ever seen in places I have visited. Once they saw my Chinese passport, they sent me to a diplomatic table and let me pass. I didn’t even need to pay the $40 Visa fee. Nepal, you sure know how to make me feel special. (I’m blushing. XD)
I took my camera out right after I got out of the airport and started snapping. This is my first impression of Nepal.
I’m so glad that I did so much street photography back in the state! With all those practice in the streets of SF, I can actually get decent photos of people now without asking them to pose for me.
It took me a while to realize that they drive on the right side of the car. It is not easy to adjust to. Apparently a lot of these cars are from India. They are pretty small. When I see the roads, it all makes sense.
Al in all, it’s a great first day. I have to figure out what to do for the next 20 days. I’m thinking about making a trekking trip around here. Stay tuned!