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Travel Blogs from Pokhara
After all this excitement there was nothing on the schedule for today. One thing only: CHILL! We went down to the lake front to find some breakfast. I had an Orange juice, which wasn't very good but therefore pricey (well... 1 €) - I didn't care. We went on and found a little sandwich place that was pretty busy. Good sign I guess so we went in and had sandwich. Mattias checked his email and facebook things in a Internet Cafe and had a ...
No wonder that the sun is some sort of goddess in every ancient culture. The second the sun came round from behind the snow topped mountains that surrounded Timang and her direct rays hit the floor of the courtyard it was warm and comfortable. This was around 7:30 in the morning.
There really is not much else to do out here in the mountains. Once the sun is gone it's completely dark, electricity is scarce, just about enough to shine a little 20 watt light onto a book. No TV, ...
organic crops and views and we finally took a breather at a tea house perched
on the side of a hill, again, more hospitality from the local people, as we had
sweet tea cooked on their clay ovens and took some pictures of the mountain
range in front of the house. Needless to say we’ve taken lots of pictures for
you guys to see where we travelled on our journey, and posted them up here.
These last 2 days were beautiful, truly special. The
... Pokhara before we set off
on our trek, and its been lovely and relaxed as always. We’re all kitted up
with hiking sticks, waterproof jackets, water purification tablets, hiking
socks, antibiotics (just in case!) and I’m sure we will look really stupid in
our hiking gear, expect a laugh when the photos come though, we never thought
we would look like those hikers you get on the countryside path. We look like a pair of right bird watchers!
... absentia. I continued my walk home, passing a number of schools along the way. The sound of laughter and shouting emanating from classrooms packed to overflowing. Teachers of little qualification often lecture on subjects of which they have no experience or knowledge. The instead rely on the wisdom of locally produced textbooks containing frequent factual, spelling and grammatical errors. To compound the matter, with so much influence of foreign investment and ...