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Faces of Nepal

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

That's why I'm going to Katmandu! Actually I've already been there. I flew into the city for my visit to Nepal. I'll write about the visit in more detail later. This post will deal with the people I encountered. People are my favorite thing to photograph, but it can be a bit awkward as you never know how they'll react.



Nepalese people are very much like Indian. The two countries border each other and they share many customs and religion.



Bicycle riding is for all ages here. It is a very common mode of transportation since cars and even motorcycles are expensive. Not to mention gas. The people of Nepal are a very poor people.



Nepalese women. I tend to photograph foreign women more than men. Not just because they're prettier, but mostly because they're less likely to punch me in the mouth.



More people get their food from street vendors than restaurants. I usually prefer street food to restaurant food because I can see it cooked in front of me.



Love the clothes they wear!




After the rice is harvested it is dried in the sun for a couple days. Real estate is a premium here so they must find a place to do it. Sometimes it's right in the streets. Many times on my rented motorcycle I had to avoid these displays.



Preventive dental care is all but nonexistent. A woman showing her bad tooth to a friend



All school children wear uniforms. Teachers are like dressed as well.





The people in Nepal generally enjoy being photographed with a foreigner.

The hat the man is wearing is typical for this country.





Temple worshippers and temple vendor.

There is much dedication to the temple each day. These are a deeply religious people.

I'll speak more about temple worship at another time,


When I review the photos I've taken on a trip I cherish the unstaged pictures of the people the most. Although many shots are posed, it's catching them in their natural state which I treasure.

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