1. Prayer flags
Probably the most festive paraphernalia across all religions. Like deep and meaningful bunting. The movement of prayer flags with the wind at iconic temples and religious spaces across Asia plays a strong part in many recollections of the region. It just may not look quite as good hanging between your bedpost and curtain rail.
2. Those super comfortable parachute pants you wear for no longer than a week when you get home
You know the ones. They bulge towards your ankles and look a little like you crapped your pants. You ducked in and out of bars and restaurants in Thamel wearing them, you slept in them, you may have a burn mark from a shisha or cigarette / joint in them, and now you’re home and after a week or two of cruising the streets like a deflated hot-air balloon they’ve been relegated to the highest shelf in your closet, next to the incense.