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Favourite shops HER­MANN HELMERS BAK­ERY I love pick­ing up one of their Swiss roll cakes on my way home. face­­ery THE PIL­GRIMS BOOK HOUSE A Thamel in­sti­tu­tion, which also sells an­tiques. pil­grim­son­li­ Favourite gal­leries TARAGAON MU­SEUM It’s just so beau­ti­fully built! tara­gaon­mu­ NEPAL ART COUNCIL The taste­ful art on show re­flects the spirit of Nepal. nepalart­coun­ Favourite cafés PHAT KATH Great am­bi­ence and French- in­flu­enced food at this Thamel restau­rant and bar. ROAD HOUSE CAFÉ Piz­zas, pasta and sal­ads with rooftop views over Boudha. road­ Favourite restau­rant Break­fast: Café Soma in Baluwatar. Lunch: Thasang Thakali in Jawalakhel. Grab a quick bite: Fire and Ice Pizze­ria in Thamel. Din­ner: Dechen­ling Gar­den Restau­rant in Thamel. Favourite mar­ket For spices, head for Asan, one of the largest mar­kets in Kath­mandu; for vin­tage jew­ellery, head to Thamel or Boudha. Favourite ho­tel FORT RE­SORT, NAGARKOT It’s a lit­tle way from the city, but the sun­rise and moun­tains just make ev­ery­thing bet­ter. fortre­ Way to spend an hour Visit the Narayan­hiti Palace in Dur­bar Marg. Place to see by night Go to the top of Swayamb­hu­nath Stupa and feel the peace of the shim­mer­ing but­ter lamps. Best view Take the ca­ble car up to Chan­dra­giri and en­joy the views of Kath­mandu. chan­dra­gir­i­ One thing you must see Go­davari Botan­i­cal Gar­dens.

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