Kathmandu is a city that confuses. You get lost in the crowded streets and in the narrow alleys. You can’t get your bearings in the circular piazzas used like strolling markets, and when you arrive in Durbar Square, the heart of the Nepalese capital, it is difficult to recognize the Hindu temples of a red brick color and of every dimension marked on the map. To walk in traffic, then, can become an undertaking, dazed by the continuous trumpeting of the horns of Maruti buses and scooters, they, too—all the same—imported from nearby India. Disorientation, moreover, is part of the unique fascination of this obligatory destination of travelers and adventurers from the entire world, but it is also a metaphor for whoever tries to analyze the present political situation of Nepal, balanced between peace and war.
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