With a population of just over 29 million, Nepal is a country of extensive diversity: it’s multiethnic, multicultural, multireligious and multilinguistic.
Nepal contains eight of the highest mountains in the world, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, as well as low-lying southern plains.
The United Nation classes Nepal as one of the 46 least developed countries on the planet. So, for someone from Australia, one of the most developed nations, scenes on the Nepali streets can be a little confronting, especially as shops lack refrigeration, and can often be located on the ground.
Of course, when fruit and vegetables are sitting on a mat on the side of the road as traffic flies by, or the hacked bodies of animals are lying on wooden benches in the open sweltering heat, hygiene is near impossible to guarantee.
But as one strolls through the streets of Kathmandu, the vibrancy of life is astounding.
While the barbarity of the meat industry is not hidden in factory farms and abattoirs protected by excessive laws and draconian penalties like over here, and nor are the peoples of Nepal under any illusion that steak and sausages somehow miraculously appear in clingwrap on supermarket shelves.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers took a stroll through Kathmandu to capture some of the street life.