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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 ...

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 ...

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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... 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 ...

*Days 47-48:

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

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... me to the airport. And thus, in almost the same manner it began, the ~2 months of my life spent in some random Kathmandu suburb named after a soda company came to an end. I'm flying over the South China Sea right now, bound for Singapore, and still ...

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 ...

*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 ...

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*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 ...

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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... 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Day 6: The Hill, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 6: The Hill

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... all going en masse to the local school for some construction and painting duty instead, since the road infrastructure around and especially in Kathmandu is paralyzed. Today (day 7) is a historical moment for Nepal, it's the day the King is ...

Day 7: The King Deposed, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 7: The King Deposed

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... .  I tried and failed to call him back about an hour later. The political madness expected in central Kathmandu wasn't taking place, so following the school work eight of the volunteers including myself hitched taxis into Thamel to run ...

Days 35-39:  The Tikka, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Days 35-39: The Tikka

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... game at another point. Great fun all around. This particular orphanage shift ended with Christina & I meeting with the nearby Kathmandu Medical College's principal in an attempt to talk them into sending their students to do regular health check-ups ...

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 ...

Day 2: The Mutant Rat, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 2: The Mutant Rat

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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The sound of cows & roosters & farm stuff woke me up around 5am and I lied in bed dozing until 7ish. Then there was a knock on the door and the grandfather barged on in chuckling and shouting gibberish, giving the official wakeup call. He saw ...

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 ...

Days 25-26:  The Wedding, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Days 25-26: The Wedding

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... !PS: Saw some graffiti on the taxi ride back and realized "wow, it's been a really long time since I've seen graffiti." Kathmandu, run down and crowded as it is, seems utterly devoid of crime. ----Vital Signs---- Hand Sanitizer Depleted = 90% Time ...

Day 27:  Resam Phiriri, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 27: Resam Phiriri

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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This entry is gonna be a bit rushed, I'm due for dal bhat soon and want to catch up on blogness:Melissa left for good today, shedding many bittersweet tears with us and Druba, who she'd become quite close with.  This marked the third time so far ...

Day 33:  The Weight-Loss Blues, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 33: The Weight-Loss Blues

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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We joined the Brits on their daily shift at Landless Clinic today, if only to see and experience the riverside shantytown it serves. Landless (the neighborhood) itself wasn't quite as bad as I expected... many of the homes had brick or concrete walls, ...

'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 ...

Day 22:  Construction Work, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 22: Construction Work

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... a goofy English balloon-man who gave us all little balloons bent into this or that shape.  He spends his time in Kathmandu darting from one orphanage or school to the next, amusing the kids with his balloon skills.  We got his contact ...

Day 23:  Taxi Strike, Kathmandu, Nepal travel blog

Day 23: Taxi Strike

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... Durbar," a major tourist landmark on the other side of the city. Whoops. I hopped on the next bus back to central Kathmandu, got completely lost again, gave up and hired a taxi.  While I was disoriented, I still had a general sense of the ...

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 ...

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