After some first days in Hong Kong and falling in love with the city, it’s amazing food and the lovely people – it’s about time to touch some “real” Chinese ground and head all the way up to Beijing to start into our adventure through China, where we will slowly make our way down to Hong Kong again.
Feel free to read the full blog post online at: http://www.ourworldexperience.com/off-to-china/
"Our World Experience" | Location: #KathmanduNepal Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu, rich in Buddhist symbolism and was basically the first temple that was rebuild after the devastating earthquake in 2015.
Nepal’s most important Hindu temple stands on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, surrounded by a bustling market of religious stalls. Some shrines were damaged in the sprawling complex surrounding the temple during the 2015 earthquake, but the main mandir was unscathed. In the weeks after the earthquake, cremation fires burning continuously on the funeral ghats alongside the Bagmati river became a defining image of the disaster.
While being hated by many, we still kinda love the whole vibe and strolling through #Thamel in #Kathmandu - from small shops, lovely restaurants to many other hidden secrets, it's definitely worth a visit if you are in town.
In honor to the almost 9,000 killed people and more than 824,000 destroyed homes during the powerful earthquake on April 25, 2015. Two years later the majority of Nepalis affected by the earthquake still don't have proper housing. Let's hope that when the next earthquake anniversary rolls around in 2018, all Nepali citizens will have rebuilt both their homes and their hope as they strive towards a more safe and inclusive future.