Thamel is a popular tourist district within Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. I opted to stay in Thamel for a weekend in order to freshly renew the stay on my Indian tourist visa. On my previous visit to Nepal in 2015, the country was in the midst of violent protests over the passage of a new constitution. I promptly aborted my trip upon learning this information, but only after having entered by land at the Sunauli border with no warning from immigration. Thankfully, this trip to Kathmandu was rather quiet and uneventful.