Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones,
The Kutlets stuck together today on our free day in Kathmandu. We spent the morning touring Patan, one of the three historical royal cities of the Kathmandu Valley. We visited several important temples, spent some time in the Patan Museum and admired the fine woodcarved detail of the buildings in this area— many dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Very cool and very different from the styles of architecture we had seen in the Khumbu Valley.
We capped off our visit with a blessing by the Patan Kumari (- a first for me after a lot of time spent in this country!). A Kumari is a young girl who is worshipped as a living goddess and believed to be the embodiment of the Hindu goddess Durga.
We capped off the day and ended our trip at a Farewell Dinner, where fun was had by all.
This is our last Cybercast, as tomorrow we are flying back to you.
Thanks for following our adventure!