Friday, 30 April 2010

Donkeys in Kathmandu

Donkeys are so cute.


And curious

hello there

But in Kathmandu, they’re used for work. They work here at the brick kilns.

brick kiln



Many donkeys suffer by having to carry heavy loads each day and being beaten by the donkey carers (who are mostly very young kids, who belong in school anyway).

But at least there are some people working for these donkeys.


Donkey treatment by car light, looked on by kids.

 curious ones safe

And abandoned donkeys have somewhere to go. 


More information available from Animal Nepal.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Wat Po

Wat Po

If you enter into Wat Po, there’s a little counter where you can donate money and write your name/wish/message on a tile that they would use for renovating this temple.


You write it down with pencil that they provide on the table.


But then, you walk a little bit, around the tree, and you see this guy doing this…

washing tiles!

Uh huh! He’s washing the tiles so that they can use it again! Seesh, at least take some effort to hide it somewhere further away from the table lah. But that aside, Wat Po is still worth visiting.