Kathmandu (काठमाडौं) 1986

The capital city of Nepal.

Kathmandu is the largest city in Nepal, with more than twice the population of Cardiff, but substantially smaller in size. It is in complete contrast to the coutryside. Buildings had mains electricity and telephones. There were roads with cars, busses, bikes and rickshaws. It certainly did not feel anything like as developed as back home, but it was not without its amenities.

At 1355 metres altitude, Kathmandu is 11 metres higher than the tallest mountain in my own country. Nepal has a way of making everywhere else feel very small.