Jolana needed to make a trip to Kathmandu to contact some NGOs and have a short break in India. However, at the time she left there was a massive strike throughout Nepal, shutting everything down, run by the Maoists. It lasted almost a week, and at some points people thought much violence might break out, and of course for Jolana and other tourists, they couldn’t travel around the country. Also, most shops were closed, even tourist shops. Above shows some of the pictures Jolana captured during this strike. She was also lucky she met some wonderful Spanish people who let her stay with them.