One Story of an Anonymous Rock Cut Temple

In Nepal we were told more than once that there are 33 million gods in Hinduism. Multiply that by at least 1 million shrines and temples per god and you end up with exactly ZERO that include any signage or interpretation for English speakers (an informational kiosk would be nice). This is fine when the shrine is literally a stone bump in the street (like the one pictured to the right, also anonymous). But what about when it’s life-sized gods cut straight out of a stone mountain?

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Bird Nerds Part I

Blue-throated Barbet in Ranibari Community Forest in Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel India: Pollachi

It makes you feel like a jerk when it happens, but at some point on a foreign trip you reach a church/museum–or in our case, temple–saturation point. I don’t know how other travelers handle this, but birding is Erin and my go-to when the offerings of civilization become…repetitive?

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