An Expat’s Life in Kathmandu

And now, the end is near, and so I face my final curtain…

For the first five-months of 2017, I was living and working in Nepal. Patan to be exact. One of the three historical cities in Kathmandu valley that now make up what many people simply refer to as Kathmandu.

Life here is different. And for any of you fellow expats (Western-immigrants), I am sure you can relate to the loves and laughs, and the trials and tribulations of this wonderful place.

Let’s begin at the beginning.

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Immortal Technique At Concorde 2

Two years had passed since Immortal Technique had graced the shores of the UK. The last time he was on the South Coast, in Brighton, I was living in Ankara, Turkey. I remember contemplating a flight back just to catch this gig because the man known as “Tech” very rarely played shows outside of the US. It could have been my only chance to see the Peruvian-born Harlem-based rapper. Luckily his State Terrorism tour chose Brighton as a destination this year, and I speak for everyone when I say, we are glad he did.

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Weed Like To Talk About Reform – The Cannabis Diaries

Across the world attitudes seem to be shifting on the issue of cannabis. In December of last year Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize the sale, production and distribution of the plant, and for those that support a change in legislation, Uruguay is the role model. What was once only discussed by students and hippies, now seems to be a topic of genuine credibility. High-profile British figures such as Nick Clegg, Caroline Lucas, Russel Brand and Richard Branson are all in favour of a change in legislation on the issue of cannabis. Is the UK set to follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington, the two American states that have recently legalised cannabis?

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