The News Might Be Bad, but What a Deal

Illustration for TIME by Glen Baxter.

One of the buys of the decade is on offer at Kathmandu's Dwarika's Hotel. For $200 two people get three nights in an award-winning boutique room (which normally costs $185 a day), three breakfasts, a half-day city tour and a farewell traditional six-course banquet. So tranquil are the 74 rooms, set around a brick courtyard and decorated with traditional carving and sculpture, that it is all too easy to forget the world outside the hotel walls. Which may be just as well. Across town is the Royal Palace where on June 1, according to the official inquiry, a drunken Crown Prince...

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