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Our favourite things to see and do in Nepal’s chaotic capital, Kathmandu

Afternoon at Patan Durbar Square

There’s something about Kathmandu. From the moment we stepped off the plane, we really enjoyed our time in Kathmandu. It’s surprising, because we’re not usually fans of heavily polluted cities, nor ones that are claustrophobic, chaotic and exhausting. Despite the constant grumbles from motorbikes, annoying touts pushing trekking tours, and the painfully bad infrastructure, Kathmandu is endlessly appealing. The rabbit-warren streets of the backpacker district of Thamel are intoxicating, as are the surrounding alleyways which head seemingly in all directions, only to end in…

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