We were disagreeing on whether we were lost (She: “Without a doubt.” He: “I know exactly where we are.”)
It was one of those moments when you travel that is misery and stress in the instant, but later stands out as a defining experience.
And in this case the defining experience emerged as we chanced upon a little restaurant, Frens Kitchen, its neat courtyard set back from an alley. Covered dining areas were the obvious attraction as we dodged the raindrops to find a table.
Then what began as a simple escape from the raid became a delightful dinner. The momos were perfectly prepared, and if you have not tried these tasty little dumplings they are a must. The dal bhat was delicious, filling and authentically spiced. The menu is quite eclectic, as you expect in a touristy spot, with Nepalese, Indian, and Continental cuisine on offer.
As the rain abated and we relaxed with beers, our GPS apps showed us that we were only a couple blocks from our hotel after all.
As you travel through Nepal and visit Kathmandu, consider putting Frens on your list for a relaxing meal, especially if you are lost in the rain.