What’s one in­ter­est­ing thing most peo­ple do not know about Kath­mandu?

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The most im­por­tant thing to know about Kath­mandu Val­ley is that it has seven UNESCO World Her­itage sites, the three Dur­bar Squares (Kath­mandu, Lal­it­pur and Bhak­ta­pur) and four pil­grim­age sites – Bud­dhist stu­pas Boud­hanath and Swayamb­hu­nath, and Hindu sites Pashu­pati­nath and Changu Narayan. The diversity of the Ne­war com­mu­nity – their divi­sion of work, fes­ti­vals, rit­ual and food – is also un­be­liev­able.

Go-to spots for lo­cal cui­sine?

I love Thamel House Res­tau­rant and Nepali Chulo, in Thamel.

Your favourite spot in Thamel?

The Gar­den of Dreams.

Favourite neigh­bour­hood?

Al­though it isn’t in Kath­mandu, my favourite neigh­bour­hood will al­ways be my home­town, in Jhapa. Peo­ple there are so hon­est, help­ful and open-hearted.

Favourite gar­den?

The Go­davari Botan­i­cal Gar­den is known for its wide va­ri­ety of flow­ers and plants. It’s very big and you will be able to see birds and but­ter­flies found only in Nepal.

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