I was so happy to get this response from Liniecat regarding my latest Question of the Month! I have to say that this would be an amazing adventure, and I can see exactly why she'd like to return:
I flew once upon a time, with the RAF as a loadmaster and went round the world to some simply amazing, off the tourist path places.
( Midway Island for instance where primary coloured budgies flew around like sparrows do here in the Uk..and Gooney birds landed in a cartoon like, base-over-apex manner! So funny to watch but in the sky, they fly elegantly and effortlessly) ......BUT
..... if I had the choice, I'd want to go back to see Kathmandu - because at every turn there was something stunning and of interest to photograph, and high above Nepal were these statuesquely magnificent diamond hewed mountains, that reflected the suns rays and were all manner of colours at all times of the day.
The streets were visually fascinating, the people were so friendly yet they had so little compared to what we surround ourselves with. The tiny shops were a feast of inspiration and there was the enigmatic 'Kumari Princess', hidden away behind fretwork shutters, only able to peer out at the city that reveers her status, yet denies her the freedom of a woman. Hers was a truly Royal and feted position but ultimately a lonely one.
I had a point and shoot camera in those days and had pictures developed in Hong Kong, where I was stationed for afew weeks at a time, flying back and forth between Nepal and HKG.
Whatever developer they used has begun to fade away and its now symbolic to me that, that part of my youth and life, is also passing out of memory.
In those days I wasn't interested in textiles, so to go back now would be sheer joy!
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Thanks, thanks, thanks!