Arrival and first impressions
Kathmandu, capital of Nepal and home of 1.000.000 people, was once part of the famous Hippie Trail. Nowadays, the former mystical spirit of the city seems to be lost and yielded to smog and dusty roads. Nevertheless, attentive observers can catch some glimpses of its former glory. The massive temples sites, still damaged by the massive earthquake in 2015, as well as the connection of cultural history and social life gave our freshly arrived student group already a first impression of Nepal's beauty.
As expected, our first official day of our research trip focused on a good arrival at our hotel and a productive meeting in the evening. By finishing the evening with delicious local food, we are looking forward to our next days at Kathmandu University.