The man was a rickshaw wallah. Rickshaw wallah are cycle rickshaw paddlers. When you walk around the old city of Kathmandu, you will see many cycle rickshaws. They are not only for tourists, but the locals also use cycle rickshaws and they serve as public transportation.
The man's cycle rickshaw was fitted with a parasol. The man had attached the parasol to a stick attached to his vehicle and was waiting for customers under its shade. It seems that the sunlight in high altitude Kathmandu is intense not only for travelers but also for locals.
|Dec 2012 NEPAL PEOPLE|
|CUSTOMER WAITING TIME KATHMANDU RICKSHAW WALLAH UMBRELLA|
December 16, 2012
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