As well as most of Kathmandu inhabitants, Sujan likes to speak about his native village, Mallaj, "among the hills, over the city, between rivers, fields and mountains". So when he proposes me to visit his family I have no other choice but to accept. At this time, I am far from imagining what I will experience there … After many hours on the hazardous roads and bridges that lead us to Beni, the closest city, we

Nepal, home of the highest summit in the world and of the spectacular Himalayan mountain range; an example of natural beauty. But behind the shining image of snowy mountains hides a darker truth. Beyond these shining diamonds live people that are fighting everyday for their survival, barely earning what is needed to feed themselves. Then, many children are abandoned every year because of the impossibility for their parents to take care of them. Extreme poverty, health

"Arrival on Kathmandu is surprising". Here are the first words on my travel diary. As a great fanatic of the vast frozen landscapes, the first steps in this city of more than one and a half million inhabitants in which horn-driven driving, pollution and dust are part of the banalities, were quite disturbing. Once the shock of discovery passed, Kathmandu opens little by little to my senses. Between the dilapidated walls of the narrow streets and