Where should we look?

“For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel: ‘Seek Me and live; but do not seek Bethel, nor enter Gilgal, nor pass over to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nothing'” (Amos 5:4-5 NKJV).

Over the years I have done a lot of souvenir shopping in Nepal. That country has much tourism and therefore much more on offer for visitors to take back home.

Katmandu is the capital and largest city, hosting hundreds of hotels and guest houses and literally thousands of shops and venders. One can buy items there to fit most any budget and taste. But there is one caveat for the cost conscious – be careful where you shop.

Stores close to five star (i.e., expensive) hotels often sell exactly the same handicrafts and costume jewelry available at out of the way bargain places. The difference is, they will cost a lot more in the former locations. One would do well to move off the glittering streets before purchasing. Continue reading “Where should we look?”