One of the world’s most unique names for a street is Freak Street, found in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. It was christened in the 1960s by Western hippies and social deviants who were immensely attracted to this street, making it their own not-so-private hideaway. There were referring to themselves as dusty-haired freaks. The street’s real name is Jochne but Freak Street caught on at the beginning of the 70s. Its beauty was irresistible during those times. There were children running while fluttering prayer wheels, the smell of incense never left the air, and throughout are tiny shops selling items of enlightenment. It was a perfect place for free-spirited hippies, freaks who dressed, danced and acted as they pleased. The 70s’ groove, the loved-ins and psychedelic motifs have long been gone, but the street remains extremely popular today for what it used to be many decades ago.
For many years, this area in Kathmandu was notoriously known as a place where anything goes. What is shocking and illicit was [Read more…]