Why never, ever go near a mama bear when she’s with her cub

We did not even imagine that our casual elephant safari ride would turn into a hot pursuit. It all started when our elephant, Laxmikali, passed by a freshly-stirred mud wallow followed by equally fresh footprints. Apparently, after a refreshing mud bath, the animal had sauntered into the woods, leaving behind a hot trail.  Thus began […]

Nightfall in the city of devotees

Most people who have been to Bhaktapur would remember clear blue skies, a bustling palace square and groups of western tourists roaming the ancient city. Most people, including those who live in the Kathmandu Valley only have memories of the City of Devotees during the day. So what happens here at night? Very few people […]