Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Return to Kathmandu

Monday, 20 November 2017

We had an early morning flight from Paro to Kathmandu. This time we were on a turbo prop, so it took almost an hour and a half. I had a window seat on the left side -- looking south into India.

The mountains as we left Paro. The smog from the Gangetic plain is barely visible in the upper left.
Here the smog from India is clearly visible along the horizon. The smog is particularly notorious this year -- a mixture of fog, agricultural burning, industrial pollution, and vehicle emissions that has made a toxic atmosphere.
As we approached Kathmandu, the mountain tops turned a bright green.
Kathmandu -- the layer of smog over the city is quite visible.
A meat shop in a lane near the Bodhnath Stupa.

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