spent two nights decompressing and relaxing in Kathmandu after a hike to Everest Base Camp, and most of that time I spent in Or2k, a café in Kathmandu’s backpacker-heaven neighborhood, Thamel. Or2k is a popular, Israeli-run café serving great Middle Eastern food and lots of thirst-quenching beverages. Mostly, though, it’s the atmosphere here that I love. The spacious, second-floor interior is packed with backpackers, everyone sits on cushions on the floor, and it’s easy to get to know the people sitting at the table next to you. I like the slow pace; customers hang out and socialize for hours, and they even have free WiFi. WB
Thamel Mandala Street, Kathmandu, Nepal 44600. +977 1-4422097. facebook.com.