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Travel Blogs from Patan (Lalitpur)
Well once again we survived a manic car journey & the grotty suburbs of Kathmandu - the traffic pollution is horrid & there is a mass of people. You really don't want to go near the river. Still we are at another 'posh' hotel on the hill via the British Army bookings, although it is UN & NGO/Charity land and I think this is where some …
Another early start, a shower first as the scheduled power cuts today are 8 to 12 and 5pm to 8pm. Lets see if they work to schedule today. Everything in the hotel is dark when we head outside at 7am. We wander around until we find a small shop making milk tea and coffee. We join the locals, about 7 of them for a milk coffee. Everyone is smiling at us quite amused that we would join then. Bevan decides to roll a smoke, they don't have rollies here. ...
...and when I eat it too, it's delicious. The little roll-up place across from the new Kagyu monastery is the reincarnation of Saturday Cafe. Same people, same pastries, same prices. It's now called The Cookie Jar Cafe. Phenomena dissolves (in my mouth) and reforms (on the shelf). I know you're not supposed to try to make samsara work for you, but dude if you can get ...
... white knuckle plane ride...except it wasn't like that at all. Very straightforward with little turbulence - actually less stress than flying in/out of Albuquerque. And now I can say that I've flown Yeti Airlines. So in way it was like the opposite of the suffering of change. I don't know what that's called in Dharmic terms - maybe a set-up?
After checking into my guesthouse, I make a beeline for my favorite restaurant ...
... which was really nice of them. The restaurant allowed us to drink it there while we had a pizza. The tandoori chicken pizza was so big we could not even finish, it cost 400 rupee, another bargain. We now headed to another bar for a bottle of red and then returned back to the hotel for a night cap. I think we kept the staff entertained while trying to learn some Nepalese. Tonight we learned: Dhanyabaad - Thank you Subha karting. - Good ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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