Hotel Tashi Dhele
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... to rebuild or restore, little has been done since the disaster. We wandered past many structures which were being held up with wooden braces and bamboo poles. We visited the Swayambhu Temple, aka the Monkey Temple, high on a hill overlooking the city. There were monkeys everywhere. Literally hundreds of them occupy the area around the Temple. We also went to Durbar Square, ...
... over hand on to the next rung and so forth, it was about then that I felt a hand on my butt giving me a heavho- not sure if it was grandfather or the bus hustler, but I called down a thank you anyway. On the roof, they make room and I perch my bones bum on the box steel which make up the base of the "roof rack". With a lurch we take off, and I don't even get a chance to wave goodbye as I'm too busy finding something to hang onto. I have new friends quickly, ...
... so I'm crossing my fingers. Wish me luck and subha ratri (good night in Nepali) for now.
Here's is my itinerary for the trip:
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu
Day 2: Tour of Monkey Temple
Day 3: Travel to trailhead
Day 4: Hike to Banthanti - 8 miles
Day 5: Hike to Ghorepani - 6.2 miles
Day 6: Rest day in Ghorepani
... with their mobile phones. At first, I felt a bit like a voyeur when I took photos of the damage around me; but as I watched Nepalese and tourists alike snapping away with their cameras and phones I didn't feel ashamed. I only took photos of buildings – I leave it to the professional reporters to record the tears, desperation, grief, anger, joy and relief of the people. The newspapers are full of photo stories from around the country ...
... getting older 70 just around the corner and me and my brother starting families of our own soon it was important that me and my brother get to spend 21 days with him trecking and hanging out in Nepal. Kind of like the cat stevens song cats and the craddles.