Take a 50’s era journey to Nepal to discover “The Gateway to the Himalayas.”

I love old travel footage for two reasons, seems so “untouched”, a term that is now inane and cliche.

Which brings me to the second reason I love these vintage vids, the cheesy, white man’s voice that seeks to describe his subject with sometimes insulting cliches that should make modern travel writers puke in their mouth.

“A land where primitiveness and ritual go hand in hand with friendliness and laughter.”

Can you imagine writing that? I hope not.

Video uploaded by The Travel Film Archive