The Sparkling Turtle
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... The museum itself was an art deco cluster of buildings and it was difficult to imagine how this was once a hotel. It was very beautiful, though, and provided many photographic opportunities.
After wandering around the museum for a bit, I began my stroll back down the street, caught a taxi, and the peace and serenity I had enjoyed for the previous five hours disappeared instantly.
Nothing can kill your zen quite like a Kathmandu taxi ride.
... a shuttle to the terminal.
By the way, I cringe every time a flight attendant (or anyone, for that matter) tells me to debark the plane. Debark is only a word if you are talking about removing a dog's ability to bark. The opposite of embark is disembark. As nice as the flight attendant making the announcements on the place was, I wanted to throw a dinner roll at her when she told us to "debark" the plane.
Anyway, I stepped off the plane and ...
... and collapsed. A bit later we had a wander round, grabbed a drink and played some cards to kill some time which would otherwise have been spent still walking on that dusty road. I've got some dodgy tan lines though, I take my tshirt off and it still looks like I'm wearing one! Hopefully it fades soon or evens itself out a bit!
At 6am we caught the 4 hour bus back to Kathmandu, dumped our bags and went straight ...
... although not fully authentic Korean, was filling and we headed back to our hotel room for a rest.
The evening was spent looking for and buying t-shirts, super glue (for Terrie's boot) and enjoying a few light snacks - as lunch had been so large we did not want too much. After a week without the internet, John was having withdrawal symptoms and so we caught up with emails and the news in a couple of bars with wifi.
Pokhara is quite a lively place and has a ...
... just as scary as walking! A rickshaw is pretty much someone on a bicycle towing you around while you sit in a cart behind it. We were very squished together! The driver was probably about 15 years old and scrawny and I was amazed that he could bicycle us around, pulling our weight and weaving in and out of traffic... Seriously though Its impossible to describe just how crazy the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Sparkling Turtle Kathmandu
Great place to meet other backpackers as the hostel makes a big effort to do group dinners etc.
Clean rooms, helpful staff. Solar hot water (so shower in the evenings and you get a great shower...sometimes made better by doing it by candlelight.)
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