I came to Kathmandu in 1975 intent on not studying law. At first I tried to study medicine as well as a few other things but wasn’t successful, so ended up biting the bullet and applying to Law school but I failed with this too. I went to the school’s office to find out why I hadn’t passed and was told that I’d answered the test using old criteria. My school was teaching old laws and subsequently caused me to fail.
By Alex Bushnell May 04, 2018
Robin Marston has been a leading figure in Nepali tourism and trekking for nearly forty years. He led Mountain Travel, Nepal’s first trekking agency, for twelve years and managed the famous Summit Hotel for fourteen years. Since then, he’s played an important role in conservation and charity work, and has left a lasting legacy in Nepal. It was my second time meeting Robin, and this time he invited me to his home for our interview. I met him in the lobby of the Summit Hotel before he led me to his house just next door. Outside his gate I was surprised to see a sheep, an animal I hadn’t seen since arriving in Nepal. I wasn’t even sure if they existed here. I was even more surprised when Robin called for “Shobha” to come inside with us. We sat in his garden, eating biscuits, drinking tea and petting Shobha the sheep, and started the interview.
By Alex Bushnell Mar 23, 2018