Faces of Nepal

Posted by Crooked Compass

When we travel, we seek the faces behind the places. Faces tell a thousand words from a cheeky grin, to crinkled faces. Stern sideways glances to expressions deep in thought. These faces make your journey that much more memorable. Nepal is such a warm nation, bursting with smiles and 'namastes'. Here are some faces from our recent travels there.

Local men chilling in a doorway, Kathmandu. The man in white attire is in mourning. When a family member passes away, you must wear white clothing for 12 months as a symbol of cleansing, purity and mourning.
Local men chilling in a doorway, Kathmandu. The man in white attire is in mourning. When a family member passes away, you must wear white clothing for 12 months as a symbol of cleansing, purity and mourning.

Tibetan men gather in front of a small monastery at Boudhanath Stupa, prayer wheels in hand.
Tibetan men gather in front of a small monastery at Boudhanath Stupa, prayer wheels in hand.

A lone boy in a poor local school we visited in Kathmandu
A lone boy in a poor local school we visited in Kathmandu.

Local kids in Panauti take great thrill in filming with our GoPro as we witness a local festival.
Local kids in Panauti take great thrill in filming with our GoPro as we witness a local festival.

A local lady stops to chat on the street in Panauti
A local lady stops to chat on the street in Panauti, Kathmandu Valley.

An elderly lady sits in her doorway smoking tobacco, Panauti, Kathmandu Valley.
An elderly lady sits in her doorway smoking tobacco, Panauti, Kathmandu Valley.

Local boy in Panauti, Kathmandu Valley
A local boy in Panauti comes out to say hello as I am walking back through the rice paddies, Kathmandu Valley.

Captured this young monk grinning during the daily protection puja, with the constant beating of drums, blowing of the conch shell and long traditional horns at Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.
Captured this young monk grinning during the daily protection puja, with the constant beating of drums, blowing of the conch shell and long traditional horns at Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.

Sprung! Monks on facetime at Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.
Sprung! Monks on FaceTime at Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.

A local potter spins his wheel and whips up this vase in Pottery Square, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley.
A local potter spins his wheel and whips up this vase in Pottery Square, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley.

Local man in Changunarayan, Kathmandu Valley smoking tobacco.
Local man in Changunarayan, Kathmandu Valley smoking tobacco.

A grandmother and her grandaughter share a special moment in Changunaraya. The black charcoal under the babies eyes is to keep bad spirits away.
A grandmother and her granddaughter share a special moment in Changunaraya. The black charcoal under the babies eyes is to keep bad spirits away.

Local man in his 'topi' sitting by a small temple inside the Royal Palace, Patan, Kathmandu Valley.
Local man in his 'topi' sitting by a small temple inside the Royal Palace, Patan, Kathmandu Valley.

This local villager who is living in a tin shed as his house was lost in the earthquake, proudly smiles showing off his two baby goats.
This local villager who is living in a tin shed as his house was lost in the earthquake, proudly smiles showing off his two baby goats.

Elderly lady escorts her goat to higher pastures.
Elderly lady escorts her goat to higher pastures.

Local Tharu man sitting on the banks of the river, Chitwan National Park.
Local Tharu man sitting on the banks of the river, Chitwan National Park.

Local Tharu children, Tharu Village, Chitwan.
Local Tharu children, Tharu Village, Chitwan.

On an early morning hike to Sarangkot, I came across this little girl chasing bubbles.
On an early morning hike to Sarangkot, Pokhara, I came across this little girl chasing bubbles.

The appreciative smile of a local lady we offered a lift down the hill to get to her local markets so she could sell her tomatoes and cucumbers.
The appreciative smile of a local lady we offered a lift down the hill to get to her local markets so she could sell her tomatoes and cucumbers, Sarangkot, Pokhara.

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