After the trekking was done it was time to check out some of the other sites of Nepal. There was a nice distraction in Chitwan for a few days (I’d been laid low by an illnesss in a pleasant mountain town), but the outstanding place was Bhaktapur. Even though it was close to Kathmandu it felt a world a part and less damaged by the earthquake. Some great temples and awesome King Curd which I had an artery clogging amount of; I should have listened to the words of the vendor who said, “you are my customers for three days” after he asked how long I was visiting. Kathmandu itself had its moments, but real sites of interest are spread out and difficult to pack into a day. I expect many would argue with me over that, but I I’ve been to my share of Asian cities now and Kathmandu doesn’t rank aside from to say the Nepalese are almost universally welcoming and friendly.