In October 2016 I volunteered in Nepal. I met so many amazing people who inspired me to continue to help others through my photography and humanitarian projects. If you have a wish to help Nepali people one of the things you can do is to teach English or math to young Monks, like this little fellow from Boudhanath in Kathmandu.
‘Talk to the hand’ man
This ‘talk to the hand’ man is Sadhu or Hindu holy man. I met him at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Sadhus generally take vows of poverty and celibacy and depend on the charity of householders for their food. They don’t possess much, just a few things they can carry with them. You can find them in monasteries or at pilgrimage shrines where they usually live.
The biggest love of all
When you find a true love on the streets of Kathmandu you cannot just turn and walk away. Mother’s love – the biggest love of all!
Hindu Holy man
Namaste World! One more Sadhu, or Hindu holy man in my collection. What a beautiful, colorful people! So humble, positive and calm… amazing!
At the Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu
I saw this man at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. He was carrying fire woods for his family. Cooking with gas and electricity is something developed countries take for granted, but for many people living in rural Nepal, traditional wood fires are still the only option.
Beautiful girl from Pepsicola, Kathmandu
Pepsicola is a small district located near airport in Kathmandu. I photographed this beautiful Nepali girl there. She is living with her mom and three sisters in a small shack. On this picture she was looking through a ‘window’.
Lady in pink, Pokhara
I went for a long walk around Pokhara town, where beside beautiful, green rice fields I met so many nice and hospitable people, like this lady in pink…
Going home from rice field
…and these lady, on her way home from the hard working day in rice fields.
Sadhu or Lady Gaga?
Many Hindu Holy men have beautiful ornament decorations on their face, like these nice man! Lady Gaga got nothing on you my dear Sadhu!
Looking through the window, Bhaktapur
Renown as being a city of culture, temples and craft work, Bhaktapur is a real gem of Kathmandu Valley. I was amazed by its old, traditional buildings with so unique and beautiful wood carvings. On one of the buildings I saw this lovely lady, she was talking with someone on the street through her window.