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Travel Blogs from Lumbini
... shop occupied by a woman and her cute guard dog (who probably has rabies, as I assume that all mammals here have some form of rabies.)
Whilst Kathmandu is certainly an enchanting place to be, it's not somewhere you want to be outside for long in, due to the levels of pollution. So it was with great relief that we boarded the air-conditioned bus for the supposed nine-hour drive to Lumbini. Having helped someone move their newly purchased TV out of ...
Day 22 Pokhara to Lumbini
Early start for our 6 hour bus trip to Lumbini, South of Pokhara...through scary mountain roads we went for what became 8 hours. Finally after two buses and a dust storm we reach Lumbini. Checked into the closest hotel as Haley wasn't feeling too good after the lunch stop we had on the bus trip. She then had a good spew while I venture out and grab some dinner and a few supplies and bumped into a couple hippies who gave me some "organic ...
... monks chanting or Hindu Brahmins singing.
I will miss the sound of the Muslim call to prayer.
I will miss the colourful flower garlands on all modes of transport, public or private, land or water.
I will miss the inspirational positive messages that adorned some of the tuk tuks.
I will miss the cows everywhere, acting as if the world is theirs to rule, which in this country, it is.
I will miss the oxen, the goats, ...
... river (not sure what the correct name is going by how the guide pronounced it) which is the biggest river in Nepal where you can see dolphins. This river flows into the Ganges and the source of the water is from the glacier mountains. We then drove through a central part of Nepal, which was quite busy. Full of shops and markets and a fair few motorbikes and cycle rickshaws. The air was quite dusty and smelt of car fumes, however there wasn't that horrible ...
... the place nicely.
It is in fairness like a smaller, posher version of most the Newari towns in the valley, but it has the bonus of being on top of the valley and very small. The town itself is built around one bazaar which has managed to fill up with European style cafes with nice little table cloths which probably happened shortly after lonely planet pointed out what a nice idea this was.
Table cloths aside Bandipur is very good ...