Category Archives: Travel

Kathmandu: July 1992

In memoriam Kathmandu In April 2015 an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 devastated Nepal and its historic capital, Kathmandu, killing close to 9000 people. A series of aftershocks caused further destruction to a nation poorly equipped to deal with a disaster of this order. Kathmandu has changed forever. The following is a largely unedited account from Read More →

Two days in Hong Kong

The 10,000 Buddhas I had decided to head for the Temple of 10,000 Buddhas in Shatin by MTR. This involved a couple of changes and then a climb up what seemed like 10,000 steps (grim even now, but in high summer, murderous I imagine). The walk takes you past another new temple of some sort Read More →