Astoria Hotel

G.P.O. Box 981, Kathmandu, Nepal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kathmandu

Delhi new and old

A travel blog entry by lee62


... We went to a spice and tea shop. We were told by the owners who are tea growers that there is no such thing as decaf tea.. The only tea that may be lighter in caffeine is white tea.. This was a bit of an eye opener for the ladies who purchase decaf tea. Last night we has a great deal of fun trying to learn belly dancing , Punjab dancing, Bollywood and Gunag,,,I think the people who run the dance academy were quite shocked when we walked in ...

Well that doesn't happen every day...

A travel blog entry by maestrojfk


... America, he made a business proposition for me. A chance to earn a few thousand extra dollars.

He explained that Nepalese people are only permitted to import a certain amount of jewelry before they are taxed an exorbitant 250% on everything else. The duty Americans have to pay, though, is considerably less. The jeweler had a friend who was going to America at the end of the month and wanted to bring in some gem stones, but more than ...

Day 3

A travel blog entry by midannwife


... to skin or rooming in... babies are cared for by the relatives and only brought in to the mother for feeds! In the afternoon we went across the way to the nursing campus, where we met Nira, the campus chief. We will be spending our final 2 weeks here and we talked about the student curriculum, and essential midwifery skills. We also met a masters student who has just completed her dissertation about outcomes in Nepalese birthing centres, she will be presenting ...

My new toys...

A travel blog entry by maestrojfk


... a style of more virtuosic solo playing. He told me that his brother, who is a fabulous sarangi player in his own right, could teach me while I am here and maybe continue lessons via Skype. He gave me his brother's phone number and said he would call to let him know that I would be in touch.

All in all, this was a pretty amazing day!

In other news, I also bought a madal from that other instrument maker I had found earlier. Having a performance-quality sarangi now, ...

Mountains and City Mayhem

A travel blog entry by johneklund


... motor bikes fighting for space. The number of honks was amazing - a real cacophony of noise! You really had to concentrate as you walked along to avoid being hit by cars and bikes.

The streets were full of shops with brightly coloured clothing and pictures as well as a range of ornamental objects. Every now and then we would come across a small shrine to some form of Hindu god.

Durbar Square was an eclectic collection of historical buildings, shrines ...

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This hotel, located on G.P.O. Box 981, Kathmandu, is near Mountain Monarch Adventures, Durbar (Central) Square, Asan, and Casino Royale.
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