■ NEPAL, KATHMANDU: I spent today wandering around Kathmandu’s many markets looking for unique shops to buy Nepalese souvenirs from. To be honest I didn’t find many stores that piqued my interest. But one stood out, the Ghurka knife shop selling Kukris in the centre of Kathmandu.
Kukris come in many shapes and sizes. Some are ceremonial. Others are used for hunting and in combat. This shop had it all so I felt compelled to investigate and make a purchase.