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... guide told our group a lot more about the temple and the special kind of Buddha image that this temple contained (15 ft statue of Maitreya Buddha) but there were chanting and other sounds drowning out his voice so I didn't get much of it. The temple had a wonderful dimly lit interior. I am not usually fond of dimly lit interiors if I can't see anything but I could make things out, they were brightly colored and the sunlight streamed in several windows ...
... needed to say we had tried. The fog was persistent and became a lot denser as we climbed higher but we continued on and purchased tickets for a room with a seat as it was freezing. My chair decided to floor dive as I sat on it as I was just too 'giant' and snapped the leg. Huddled in, we shared warmth and waited about 45 minutes before daylight started to emerge. Every now and then a cackle of voices erupted and people sprang from their seats, cameras above their ...
... 2 and cuts in front of everyone. Seriously dude, chill out. Phase 3 kicks in as I run out of the compound and run down the street. As I pass the front of the British embassy, I'm thinking I really hope these guards don't get all crazy because I'm running by them. Cool, I clear the guard stand and still have a block to go but my taxi sees me and starts to drive down the road towards me. I get in and he starts complaining about having to wait 45 minutes, which it wasn't ...
... fun, reminded us of our holidays in Devon. The train trundled along the track, twisting and turning along the roadside. Peter kept getting "coaled", showered with small bits of coal as he leaned out the window taking pictures!
... get some chicken! We couldn't wait. We hadn't been there long when the smiley and nice woman of the house started preparing dinner. She also made us a coffee. We had started to favour coffee over tea because they had been so nice and then we got to see why. There method is to boil some water in a saucepan (enough for half a cup each) and then add a generous amount of sugar into the saucepan at that point. The sugar in India and Nepal isn't nearly as refined, it is ...