I arrived at my home in Boudhanath, the Dragon Guest House, to find the neighborhood has changed just a bit, with new construction work on two adjacent buildings. It seems we also have a new resident, a monkey that has wandered into the city. The animals are quite common in Nepal and within the Kathmandu valley there are large colonies at the stupa at Swayambunath and the Hindu temple complex of Pashupatinath. But this was the first time I'd seen a monkey around Boudhanath. A man in the neighboring building, whom I spoke to from the veranda, said the monkey has been hanging around here for a while now and hasn't yet caused any problems. Still, I'll now have to be extra vigilant not to leave open windows or doors.