Au Tings Katmendou tout le monde est aux petits soins: Anne Anfrol about Tings

Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees

In 2009 we left Denmark to start-up our Tings project. Since then the concept has been such an integrated part of our life that it has become our life…

For better and worse.

One of the very good things about it is all our friends. The guests who enter our gate in Lazimpat, who sometimes (often) return and even guests who are now our very good friends.

Like Ann who called us from Paris a month ago: Thomas…  We have decided to move to Lisbon… are you there?

A few days later she and her boy friend arrived and spend a few days with us.

We have never med Philip before – so it was very strange (and almost embarrassing) to hear Anne’s enthusiastic and flattering description of Tings Kathmandu while we were sipping sun-downers at Graca Miradouro in Lisbon.

Is this the way people look at our life the last many year? Our home and our ‘kids’? 

We were almost flushing because of her flattering words.

The negative thing about our life is that we’re right in the middle of what most people think is an adventurous lifestyle and don’t see the forest for the trees. So Anne’s description was kind of eye opener to us.

Being a returning guest at Tings Kathmandu for so many years, and today a dear friend Anne explains the purpose of our project better than any body else. And certainly better than Annette and I can do it.

Anne – why don’t you become our 3rd guest blogger? – I interrupted her just before the sun disappeared behind Principe Real.

She accepted the invitation.

So if you are curious about what we want to create in Lisbon, here are her words (in French)

Thomas

  

Au Tings Katmendou, tout le monde est aux petits soins

thomas-and-his-2-bosses-at-tings-kathmandu-by-stepthen-freiheit

Au Tings Katmendou, tout le monde est aux petits soins. On retrouve sans tarder ses repères : la prévenance de Dorjee,la directrice ,la superbe cuisine de Sanjeet, l’amabilité de Gita, qui gère les chambres, et, bien sûr la disponibilité et la gentillesse d’Annette et Thomas, les propriétaires de l’établissement, qui ont su donner au lieu sa magie.

Ce sont des amis népalais qui m’ont permis, il y a maintenant plus de huit ans, de découvrir cette guest house basée à deux pas de Lazimpat Road. Un emplacement idéal pour séjourner à Katmandou : Thamel, le quartier incontournable de la ville, se trouve à dix minutes à pied.

Depuis, j’y séjourne chaque année en avril et, à chaque fois, j’ai l’impression d’arriver chez des amis, une maison familière où le sourire et la gentillesse des hôtes et des employés m’accueillent.

Au Tings Katmendou, tout le monde est aux petits soins. On retrouve sans tarder ses repères : la prévenance de Dorjee,la directrice ,la superbe cuisine de Sanjeet, l’amabilité de Gita, qui gère les chambres, et, bien sûr la disponibilité et la gentillesse d’Annette et Thomas, les propriétaires de l’établissement, qui ont su donner au lieu sa magie.

Après une journée dans le bruit et la poussière des rues de Katmandou, on apprécie vraiment la chance de séjourner dans ce havre de paix. Dans le mirifique décor du jardin où flottent de douces essences de la végétation locale, on se laisse envahir par le calme qui y règne. Un vrai luxe dans cette cité agitée.

Le bonheur est à Katmandou, au Tings!

 

Meet our guest blogger Anne Anfrol

Anne Anfrol

Anne Anfrol Consulting works with all media platforms for high-profile clients

Parisian bistroniómy reastaurants like Le Braisenvillle, Dessance, Le Bistrot Belhara, Maxan, Le Duc, La Maison de l’Aubrac, Blueberry, Al Mankal, Chez Ly, La Bocca Della Verita and recently IKRA, Sybaris and passionate craftsman and MOF baker Frédéric Lalos are among Anne’s clients.

Anne has been a regular guest at Tings Kathmandu since our opening in 2011.

2 thoughts on “Au Tings Katmendou tout le monde est aux petits soins: Anne Anfrol about Tings

  1. Anne Anfrol Consulting
    “Parisian bistroniómy reastaurants….”
    Out of curiosity I Googled bistroniómy but it is a non existent word and the letter ó is not in the French alfabet.

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