After being carefully delivered around Kathmandu by our school all week, a group of us decided to head out on our own this weekend. We went nearby to the Boudha (alternatively, Bauddha or Boudhanath) stupa, a site that we came across often in our Nepal googling before we got here. It is a holy Tibetan Buddhist temple, a world heritage site and one of the largest spherical stupas in the world - a great place to start our Nepal exploration. I was prepared for the site to feel touristy, but surprisingly there were few western folks and the shops around, while I'm sure tourist traps, didn't feel overly commercial. I'm sure we will go back again.