Monday, June 13, 2011

2nd day video

We arrived back to Kathmandu yesterday after a beautiful and rainy inaugural celebration for the memorial to the ancestors of Namje Thumki. The village planned a beautiful ceremony complete with song and dance and even handed out certificates and beautiful gurkha knives to all the participants. More on the celebration once the chronological posts line up. Yesterday we spent the day at Tamal, a touristy shopping district where it's just as much bargaining as it is to look. We also had wonderful tour of the Odegard rug factory where we were shown the full process, from raw silk/wool to beautiful finished rug. Today we toured Patan and its immaculate museum which provided us with a more in-depth view of the spiritual culture of the area. This afternoon we attended a speaker series at the Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk in Lalitpur hosted by Spaces magazine where Travis spoke about Spirit of Place and Professor Sudarshan Raj Tiwari from the Institute spoke about the meaning of spaces of the sacred sites of ancient Kathmandu, followed by a tour of the architecture facilities. 

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