Travel Blogs from Dhulikhel
... the river was very small and I found it hard to believe that it would take the ashes away, but then in an instant it seemed to become a raging torrent. Rain higher up in the mountains had bought fresh water, just at the right time, and the river was raised about 10 feet! It was miraculous! On the way out I was collared by a woman selling necklaces, and yes I fell for the old trick. They were apparently genuine yak bone, very rare and only 1500 rupees. I managed to ...
... br> Two young men were standing at
the entrance and took our cases for us as the hotel was up 68 steps from the
road! They were delightful and as friendly and smiley as everyone else we’ve
met everywhere. So we checked in and went to our room which reminds me very
much of my grandma’s front room when I was a child i.e. very old-fashioned!
There’s also an extremely basic bathroom with a toilet which requires a lot ...
... explanation for the problems with the chain (I had to repair 3 times).
In the afternoon we do a small city tour of Kathmandu. For Temple fetish, just the right. Wherever you look there is a temple.
For dinner we bought a piece of cow. A kilo costs around 1.80! So we bought a lot and cooked it. But the meat was more like a shoe sole as delicate. It should probably have been a very old cow.
... not to look out the window much as you speed round hairpin bends, horns blaring.
Pokhara is much more relaxed than Kathmandu - quite chilled with some quite mature looking 60+ year old Swiss German and French hikers who will no doubt be overtaking us regularly on the trek. We have spend today hiring decent coats and sleeping bags and other bits and bobs for the trail. We are doing part of the Annapurna Circuit over the next ...
... before I found this a little bit too exciting. On the first day Ben was told by Petra that he paddles like a girl. Shortly afterwards we got stuck on a rock in some rapids so perhaps she was right. During the first few days of the trip the mountains were full of farmers houses. Not used to seeing many rafts they all cheered and waved as we passed by. It was a bit like the support running a marathon, all that was missing was a brass band ...