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From Bhaktapur to Patan

Holy men, old folks home, and temples

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Our day started early (which can probably just be assumed going forward!) with a visit to what can only be described as a complex of temples. This was a big sprawling area with multiple temples, worshipers, and ceremonies. It is also home to the eccentric holy men. A smile and a few rupees will get you pictures!
Within the complex is a home for the elderly that is supported by the government and donations and staffed by local and international volunteers. There is no social security or pensions in Nepal, so the residents are "orphans" with no family to support them which is the norm. With 10,000 killed in the 2015 earthquake, there are a lot of kids and elderly who lost their source of support.
A few of the residents of the home...

And a few other people and scenes from around town

With all,of the motion and complexity, somehow things still manage to work! The electrical grid is not exactly what we are used to! Things are changing, though. Some major new roads are being built. Earthquake damaged building propped up by supports and scaffolding are being repaired and rebuilt. Daily life is hard work, but more on that with the next entry.

Little details and amazing sights continue to appear everywhere that you look

And finally, a little irony

And a couple of old goats

Posted by wangard 19:54 Archived in Nepal

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