I had four days in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was an extended layover, really. On my way from Thimphu, Bhutan, to Vancouver, Canada.
And I had a lot to do in those four days.
I had three or four hours of interviews to transcribe before meeting with an editor for a Nepali magazine I was working with; I had to tie up whatever loose ends I still could with the magazine back in Bhutan; an NGO I’m increasingly involved with was keeping me busy with online modules and a demanding volume of emails; and I still had to book flights out of Nepal and back to Vancouver.
So what did I do?
I spent a few days walking around Thamel—backpackers’ central; like Bangkok’s Khao San Road or New Delhi’s Paharganj, but with a little more charm—chatting up local kids and taking photographs of whatever wandered in front of my camera. I also explored a few other neighbourhoods of Kathmandu and especially enjoyed the suburban peace of Paton Dhoka.
And then I stayed up for two days straight, literally eating every meal at my laptop in my hotel’s lobby, scrambling to meet all of the deadline I had put off to the last second.
Everything got done.
Lots more photos at my Flickr stream.Social tagging: kathmandu > nepal > photos > procrastinating > work