Travel Blogs from Kathmandu, Nepal

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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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... day wasn't overly eventful and mostly involved drinking coffee and taking advantage of the hundreds of wifi networks in Thamel.  Kathmandu is an incredible place. Much of the outskirts are pretty similar at first glance to cities in India but Thamel, ...

Kings and Goddesses, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Kings and Goddesses

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... She was pulled in on a third chariot, and stopped to greet the king before being towed away for a madcap whirl round Kathmandu. Apparently the Kumari never gets married when she returns to human form. This is possibly sensible- imagine being married to ...

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

the only religion with roundabouts?

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... also travelling on his own talk to me. We ended up sharing a taxi to Patan, which is another town in the Kathmandu Valley. It's a bit more peaceful than Kathmandu, with some stunning old temples and beautiful little streets. And less people trying to ...

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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... apparently not paid its gas bill to India for a number of months as the price had increased 5 fold over the past year. Kathmandu is a crossroads of the millennia. A confluence of a billion Hindus to the south and a billion Buddhists to the north. Rarely ...

A goat's life, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

A goat's life

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... to let me know if he fancied a beer on arrival! I had a bit of a lazy day on Thursday and went to a cafe outside the Kathmandu guest house for a coke early evening. And this random guy asks me if my name's Andrea! 'Twas Ben- turns out he'd e-mailed me ...

Two Days in Hot Springs Country, Tatapani, Nepal travel blog

Two Days in Hot Springs Country

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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Another beautiful day for trekking... About an hour before we reached Tatopani the path became a real mess and the path just disappeared under rubble. We had to pick our way through the slatty rubble which slid (and which was sloping) and we thought of ...

Chilling in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Chilling in Kathmandu

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... all try to squeeze down at once, all honking their horns. They were reassuringly all as before, but the surprise was Thamel, Kathmandu's tourist hub, had had a major 'clean-up'. The huge piles of sun-warmed rubbish and their flies and smells, the mangy ...

Relaxing Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Relaxing Kathmandu

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... . I was feeling pretty flat so we walked around it slowly then went up on a roof top restaurnat (yep everybuilding in Nepal has put in a rooftop restaurant..bloody steps...) hee... for some tea and veggie momos - delicious before making our way back ...

One big black Aeroplane and Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

One big black Aeroplane and Nepal

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... the world, and if you don't know what a stupa is...take a gander at my pictures :) So thats our sightseeing in Kathmandu, we are planning to bus our way over to Pokhara tomorrow (a seven hour bus) and we will then begin a ...

Last turn of lingering worm, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Last turn of lingering worm

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... on the xenophobic cake, a visa hammer slams down too. So, waltz past the riot police outside the China Embassy in Kathmandu , and request that this permanent Hong Kong resident would like a visa to pass through China . No way, bro. You ...

first impressions of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

first impressions of Nepal

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... takes only 5 minutes. Before we know it, we are in a taxi riding towards the Ambassador hotel. This is my first trip to Nepal. Kathmandu is a strange fifteen minutes ahead in time of Delhi and perhaps it is true to say that this is true not just in ...

'Motorway Services', Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

'Motorway Services'

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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It's 1.30 p.m. on the Pokhara -Kathmandu highway. I'm four hours into my bus journey. I'm sitting beside an old man with a bad cough, the product of which he frequently hacks up and projects through the window with impressive oral dexterity. My health ...

Back to Kathmandu, Kathmandu with a Visit to Patan, Nepal travel blog

Back to Kathmandu

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... spend at Pokhara which wouldn't have been possible which is how we'd felt with our extra days in Chitwan and then around the Kathmandu Valley. It's also made Kimberly keen to come back to complete the circuit in the future and as she's a fitness freak ...

Bodhnath, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Bodhnath

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... orders for embroidered t-shirts and decided to escape for the afternoon. Hopping in a taxi, we headed to the centre of Buddhism in Nepal; Bodhnath. This is one of the largest stupas in the world, and is home to a thriving Tibetan community. The stupa was ...

Ghorepani and the Sunrise of Poon Hill, Ghorepani, Nepal travel blog

Ghorepani and the Sunrise of Poon Hill

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... . They were walking up to Jomsom - the reverse direction of our trek. Poon Hill is why 'everyone' goes to Ghorepani. People going to Nepal know of the sunrise and views of Poon Hill and that it is the must see spot if you only have a few days to ...

Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Kathmandu

A travel blog entry by arlash

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... I got a deal to reach Kathmandu. A bus from Varanasi to the border, overnight in Nepal, and then a connecting bus to Kathmandu. The roads in Nepal were rough. Landslides and flooding along the river washed out the roads, so the going was slow. 9 hours to ...

Again and again and again and..., Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Again and again and again and...

A travel blog entry by zee

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... to the Pesach seder (that's the passover dinner for all you uneducated heathens...um, I mean non-Jews...) in Kathmandu. For those who care, Nepal and India are the places almost every single Israeli seems to come after they finish their army service. ...

Roof surfing!, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Roof surfing!

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... from there or 3) thumb a ride from the next available coach that passes us and see if we could blagg a lift to Kathmandu...... option 3 got a majority vote so the girls hitched up their trouser legs and began thumbing, as did we all!!!! The next few ...

All I Did In Kathmandu..., Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

All I Did In Kathmandu...

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... to meet my parents in Istanbul. Luckily I was just starting to feel better by then since we had quite a flight schedule: Kathmandu to Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi to Bahrain Bahrain to Istanbul I have to say Gulf Air made it quite bearable, even putting us ...

Interview with a Nepali Waiter-cum-philosopher, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Interview with a Nepali Waiter-cum-philosopher

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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The following is the transcript of an interview with a Kathmandu waiter-cum-philosopher about the future of Nepal, which has been entrenched in a civil war in which over 15,000 people have died. Currently, the Maoists and Coalition Government are ...

Catching up in Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Catching up in Kathmandu

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... with cash and that there were no ATMs open... We had arranged an airport pickup and so met our driver, who took us into Kathmandu (without a visa folks...) to get some cash and then back to the airport... We went up to the counter, Nepalese Rupees in ...

A gut-bustin' not-so-good time in Kathmandu...., Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

A gut-bustin' not-so-good time in Kathmandu....

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... that may prove useful in the job hunt... Fortunately for our revved-up metabolisms, compared to the options in Tibet, Kathmandu is a culinary metropolis, with every type of food available...if the restaurants are allowed to be open. We arrived two ...

Tales of Three Cities, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Tales of Three Cities

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... if at all"? Together, we went to Swayambhunath, a hilltop Buddhist stupa, walking through the busy, loud streets of Kathmandu, dodging Freedom Motorcycles, pedestrians, dogs, cows, and chickens along the way, crossing a foul river and breathing some ...

Krazy Kathmandu!, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Krazy Kathmandu!

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... away for fear that we wouldn't see TV again. We needn't have worried, as we stepped back into the world when we entered Kathmandu. But alongside the western influences, KMD manages to keep its own unique character. I never saw McDonald's or KFC (which is ...

Kathman-DO and Kathman-DONT, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Kathman-DO and Kathman-DONT

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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.Ladies and Gentlemen, Crocs have officially made it huge in the world. We saw a shop in Thamel Kathmandu that has a massive selection of Crocs. All you fellow Coloradoans will remember a day just 2 years ago or so when Crocs were that rediculous ...

Jharkot and Eklabhatti and Disaster Strikes, Jharkot, Nepal travel blog

Jharkot and Eklabhatti and Disaster Strikes

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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... ; Rob just ordered an Apple Brandy to try but they cant find it in the dark..hahaha.  I offered them my head torch..ha .. ..so tomorrow onto Marpha (if Rob is up to it) - the apple capital of Nepal and where all the good apple brandy comes ...

Kathmandu...eventually!, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Kathmandu...eventually!

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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You know what they say about the best laid plans... I did not bed down as anticipated in Kathmandu on Sunday. Border formalities completed, I learned that buses north had been temporarily suspended due to landslides caused by an over-excited monsoon. ...

Nepal volunteering report #1, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Nepal volunteering report #1

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... stint.  They are completely wonderful - charming, hospitable, happy and generous to a fault. On our first full day in Kathmandu we visited Thamel, the touristy area of town.  The bus there is jampacked but we squeeze on anyway.  The ...

Volunteering report #3, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Volunteering report #3

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... minute drive from the city campus, perched on the side of one of the many steep hills that form the natural border of the Kathmandu Valley.  Jane and I are both a bit anxious in the car.  We hardly know anything about this place, have the ...

Sadhus, Dhal Bhat and Luxuriously Thick Air, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Sadhus, Dhal Bhat and Luxuriously Thick Air

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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Factoid: From Kathmandu Post: "KATHMANDU, Dec 30 - The World Bank Nepal Office today refuted a recent news report putting Kathmandu on the top of the 17 Asian cities with the dirtiest air" these guys have never been to China! (or Bangkok for that ...

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