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Day 21:  Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 21: Bir Hospital

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... erupted, but the situation didn't help what was already becoming one of the greatest bouts of trepidation I've had since arriving in Nepal. This hospital, if the infamy was to be believed, could render me sleepless for the next week. The bus dropped us ...

Treking and my Birthday in the Himalaya, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Treking and my Birthday in the Himalaya

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... and me can wander up here, and with no background in trekking can die.... God bless "The Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal" and their life saving facts. Some time later: We have just returned from a movie hall (projector screen) and watched ...

Yes, Kathmandu is a real place!!, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Yes, Kathmandu is a real place!!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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After an epic (painful) 12 hour bus journey on 1 November we arrived in Kathmandu ready for a rest!  That evening we had our most expensive meal so far (Liz not happy) which cost us 10! The next day wasn't overly eventful and mostly involved ...

The Shark Lady travels on, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal travel blog

The Shark Lady travels on

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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From Kala Pattar we returned to Lobouche, this time staying the night in the very lovely Sherpa lodge. The day stayed clear, and sunset was spectacular, with Lhotse glowing gold like molten metal. The weather held the next day, and I have to say I have ...

Day 10:  Nepali Moonshine, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

Day 10: Nepali Moonshine

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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Woke up very early to meet my guide & depart for Pokhara, Nepal's "other big city" (it's more like a glorified mountain town.) Janu is his name, and he is an amicably smiley and soft-spoken fellow, if a bit difficult to strike up conversation with. We ...

Kings and Goddesses, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Kings and Goddesses

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Today was the festival of Indra Jatra, one of the major festivals in the Kathmandu valley. The legend goes that the rain god Indra was causing havoc, and flooding the valley, so the young men set out to put a stop to it. They captured Indra and ordered ...

The Himalayan M25, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal travel blog

The Himalayan M25

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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We made the most of our early awakening at Tengboche and set off. Guess the direction? Yes, up! We were on the trail by 8- 9 being our usual- and soon worked out the big plus point of a slightly later start when we got caught in the Himalayan equivalent ...

Day 5:  Fermented Matzo Balls, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 5: Fermented Matzo Balls

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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So I took my first dump today.   Yeah, Asian squat toilets... not a fan. It was a sort of backfired, uneventful day otherwise. Ranu & I were set to visit the Boudhanath Stupa after she was done with the day's language training class, one of ...

the only religion with roundabouts?, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

the only religion with roundabouts?

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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I went to an amazing Buddhist temple yesterday called Swayambhunath. It's on a big hill near the city. Quite a climb- good practise for trek! Stunning stupa, with loads of prayer flags everywhere. They are put up by worshippers and have mantras written ...

*Days 47-48:

*Days 47-48: "All good things..." (Leaving Nepal)

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... , and Sani all made adorable little crayola-forged going away cards for me, a favor I returned by bestowing what must have been Nepal's largest Cadbury Bar on them. Meanwhile, Sushaan bounced off the walls per usual. Oh Sushaan. I slept like a baby and ...

Tales of the tiller men, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Tales of the tiller men

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... "all forward" over the prow to power-punch a hole through a standing wave that normally stops kayakers dead in their tracks. Nepal's rafting rivers offer rapids up to class V+, generally regarded as the highest safely navigable challenges, and beyond. The ...

*Day 46:  Quest of the Goat Meat, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

*Day 46: Quest of the Goat Meat

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... if they even had one. I sucked it up, got the meat (local butcher shop btw = I'm officially vegetarian until I leave Nepal), and hired a taxi. The taxi got halfway there before being stopped by road construction. The only direct road between Pepsikola ...

*Days 34-35:

*Days 34-35: "He just needs love."

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... poured out. It makes a pretty good lullaby. He slept well I think. I did not. I've changed my flight to leave Nepal a weekish early... the nerves are buckling. ---Vital Signs--- Yetis Hunted = 12 Tibetans Freed = I have now single handedly freed all ...

A tiger under the floorboards, Chitwan National Park, Nepal travel blog

A tiger under the floorboards

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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As a contrast to the mountains, and because I fancied being pampered for a few days, I escaped from the dust and noise of Kathmandu to Chitwan, a national park in the flat terai to the south of the country. My accomodation was wonderful; my very own ...

Rolling down the Himalayan Mountains, Kalopani and Dana, Nepal travel blog

Rolling down the Himalayan Mountains

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... infact I became a bit impartial to it..hee hee.. and every time I smell animal manure from now on I will think of Nepal....hehehehehe .... anyway......arrived Dana which was a bit of a hole compared to Ghasa which had been the planned stop but itll be ...

Day 1, Pt.2:  Landing in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 1, Pt.2: Landing in Nepal

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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So yeah, I land, the organization guy, Suganda, is relieving there to meet me, and off we go to meet the Nepali family who'll be giving me a home for the next two months. It's on the outskirts of the city, in their equivalent of a suburb I guess, which ...

A goat's life, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

A goat's life

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Coincidence is an amazing thing... I put a message on the Lonely Planet site to give a report on Kathmandu at the moment, as they like to have regular updates from people who are actually here- other people's reports reassured me so I thought I'd ...

India - Highlights and Lowlights......, Sonauli, Nepal travel blog

India - Highlights and Lowlights......

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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India hasn't sunk in 100% yet but we have put together a list of our standout highs and lows of this intriguing country. Highlights - Diu (special note for O'Coquiero restaurant), Jaisalmer (La Mystica hotel - thank you Ashraf), camel safari (Abraham!), ...

Check-In Post, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Check-In Post

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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There shall be no entries between now and sometime early next week, due to increasing busy-ness and time at the internet-less orphanage. The next post will be long and epic, however. I promises. Quick Bullet Points of News: - Spent last night at the ...

Day 3: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 3: Thamel

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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Stan, Norman, Guy Who Owns The Hut, and Girl Whose Name I Forgot all left the hotel early for a four day trek through the southern jungle, won't be seeing them again until at least Monday.  We "slept in" till about 8ish, though I woke up early to ...

Trek 2: Look at me ma! I climbed a hill!, Everest base camp, Nepal travel blog

Trek 2: Look at me ma! I climbed a hill!

A travel blog entry by zee

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... was amazing, absolutely the best bakery we've seen yet outside of home, and it has spawned a million attempts to imitate it throughout Nepal, all unsuccessful. I don't know how or why it exists, but I will be forever grateful. We also took a stroll to a ...

So, it's off to base camp we go!, Everest Region, Nepal travel blog

So, it's off to base camp we go!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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As we are going to be wandering around the himalaya for the next couple of weeks with no access to internet we won't be able to update the blog.  However if you want to follow our progress our itinerary is below: 8 November - Kathmandu to Lukla to ...

My butt hurts..., Chitwan National Park, Nepal travel blog

My butt hurts...

A travel blog entry by zee

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... to fill in time while Chinese and Indian visas were sorted out for us (there should be ominous music here... the words organised and Nepal really don't occur in the same context very often). We had learnt our lesson, and paid the extra 50 rupees (that's ...

Chess on Tost, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal travel blog

Chess on Tost

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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After returning to Dingboche for a night, we walked up to Thukla. In the snow. We could see where we were going (useful considering the very steep drop to our left) and walked on a very wide slope, so we could stay well away from the edge and any ...

A bad day for goats, Gorkha, Nepal travel blog

A bad day for goats

A travel blog entry by zee

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... of people that desperately sought to escape Kathmandu after the blockade, and jumped on a local bus to Gorkha, the old capital of Nepal, and the birthplace of the famous soldiers of the same name who are eagerly poached by the British SAS. The story goes ...

A resort all to ourselves, Pokhara, Nepal travel blog

A resort all to ourselves

A travel blog entry by zee

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... day in Pokhara we decided to demonstrate our unadventurousness and go and do something mundane- like golf. We forgot that in Nepal nothing is mundane. The Himalaya golf course is an 18 hole course that appears normal enough at first. Despite the heat ...

Relaxation and World Heritage City, Nagarkot and Bhaktapur, Nepal travel blog

Relaxation and World Heritage City

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... the adventure as mum would say. Bhaktapur is Nepals most visited day trip and is just about compulsory for anyone coming to Nepal. Most tourists come by tourist but from Kathmandu arriving at about 10.30am and leaving at 4pm for the return trip. That ...

Everest Three Passes - What a Trek!, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Everest Three Passes - What a Trek!

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... commodity become rarer still.' Could there be any more convincing reasons to fight climate change?!    Costs: Expensive for Nepal. Wonderfully most lodges charged a standard 200NPR (2) per night for a twin room, but costs of food and drink ...

Everest...Up Close and Personal, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

Everest...Up Close and Personal

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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It was 11.45 a.m., Wednesday 24th October. It had been a 2 hour walk to get here from Gorakshep. It had been a 9 day walk to Gorakshep. I'd been anticipating this moment for over a year. Huge numbers of people had generously sponsored me on this ...

High as a kite, Lukla, Nepal travel blog

High as a kite

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... 'borrowed' from the airport cafe suffices as a celebratory chalice. A backdrop of legendary peaks, the inpenetrable border between Nepal and Tibet. At round 6.20an, Everest comes into view, pretty much eyeball to eyeball with Sagarmatha (Goddess of ...

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