Stories Tagged 'Thamel'
Thamel is a night owl. It stays up till late, privy to all that goes on in its narrow night-time corridors, and sleeps till late into the day.
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Khao San, one of the oldest streets in Bangkok, is—to a Nepali eye—an amplified version of Thamel. For a price, anything can be made available—from relaxing foot massages, helium gas highs, sultry hookers, deep fried scorpions and cockroaches to carefully manufactured sojourns to hamlets where bewildering traditions are kept alive for tourists. And as the moon climbs in the sky, the street turns into one big party with delirious dancing and drunken debauchery.
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The damaged road in the heart of Thamel in Kathmandu remains in a mess one month after it was dug to lay water pipeline.
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A person has been arrested with an American-made pistol from Jyatha in Thamel.
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A former UN official has been arrested on paedophilia charge from Kavre district.Canadian national Peter John Dalglish, 60, who had served as the country representative of the UN Habitat Afghanistan, was arrested by a team of Nepal Police Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Saturday.
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Generations of tourists have been drawn to Nepal since it opened its doors in the 1950s. Those from Europe and America came seeking what they imagined had been lost in the West.
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