Many streets were only wide enough for
pedestrian traffic, or maybe a rickshaw or bicycle.
Medieval construction is layered with more modern concrete
and rebar. Plastic Buddhas and statellite dishes crouch
among lotus flower offerings to centuries-old gargoyles.
The marketplaces and alleyways never felt threatening.
As we explored different passageways, our group divided
and merged many times, but somehow we never lost each
other in the crowds and corridors.