Monday, September 30, 2013

Nepali Chulo Restaurant, Kathmandu - Part 1

On my final day in Nepal, i opted to have something local (Nepali cuisine) and perhaps enjoy the evening with some local cultural shows.
The hotel receptionist recommend us to this place...
me and my boss decided to drop by as this restaurant looks promising based on the description in the leaflet!
 after some 15 minutes walk (on the dark alleys with countless potholes) from the hotel, we finally reached a darkly surrounded building...it's a bungalow building with colonial architecture...but the interior was superb and full of culture & arts!
 the mystic ambience could be felt once u entered this dimly-lit restaurant.
Be mesmerized with the wall paintings and ornaments!
 and the table settings, plus the copper cups and plates.We chose the traditional dining, with lower tables and floor seatings.
 right in front of the dining place, there's a stage with performances
 a group of singers rendering some folks tunes (i guess!)...
be surprised to see lotsa patrons here from China...these youngsters might be here for some cultural/educational tour, how lucky!
The dance show began soon after we made ourselves comfortable - right on time!
the dances were either in couples or single lady performer clad in their traditional costumes...
despite not understanding a single word of what they sang, i enjoyed to the tune & amused by the dance movement.
The whole dining experience was an eye-opener...

Friday, September 27, 2013

Along the street in Lazimpat, Kathmandu

This porcelain teapot looks familiar...the color resemblance (turquoise & maroon) are seen at most souvenir shops across the hotel. It looks somewhat "ancient" & "exotic", and i wanna grab it back home!
  there are aplenty of souvenir shops right across the street, selling kashmir scarfs, clothing, carpet, prayer items, maps...this whole place is very commercialized and caters much to tourist.
 the locals wouldn't patronise this area
 mainly b'coz the goods can be found cheaper out of this place?
 i stroll around this area on one fine evening, the weather was nice, but not much people seen on the street.
been here for the second time...you'll learn most of the "arts & culture" in this narrow street!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Back to Radisson Hotel, Kathmandu - Part 3

The new wing of Radisson Hotel is a complete contrast to the ol' wing.
The interior of the old wing portrays more of a classic hotel, meanwhile the new wing are modern, vibrant kinda design...
instead of using real flowers...it  was replaced with gold and silver metallic bouquet!
which paired well with some ancient-like porcelain...
and some goddess statues
these statues are normally placed on prayer altar but they used it for decoration around the lobby...how creative!
perhaps it is also for sort of "protection" as it "guards" the entrance of the hotel!
the vibrant colours of the furniture and pillars in the waiting lobby...it reminds me of Four Point (of Sheraton) in Bangkok!
stricking orange, red and yellow is the theme!
and on the other side (a cafeteria), the color was toned down...but still "modern-looking"
meanwhile, the room ambience was different as nite reaches
with yellow dim lights, the interior of the room looks more classy...u just wish ur home has such nice & classy bedroom!
what more can u say? this is the washroom of a 5-star hotel room anyhow!
and my comfy bed (huge enuff to accomodate 3 person of my size!)...it has four sleeping pillows + 2 additional hugging pillows...
imagine lying urself on this bed lazily while hugging the pillows and watching movies on the 42" tv! the oni thing lacking is the popcorn! wuahahaha!
mirrors & glasses are 2 elements of modern interior...they are applied in this room as well...it has side mirrors next to the bed, apart from having the toilet cum washroom fully parted with see-thru glass wall.
u only wish ur bedroom is as nice as this!

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