Travel Blogs from Kathmandu
As the general election is tomorrow Deepak needs us to head to Chitwan today. There is a general transport strike tomorrow. An early start be ready for the driver at 530am. We are ready, he arrives at 540 not bad for Nepalese time. It is a large van, there are 2 more travellers he tells us. We head to Thamel to pick them up. They are not ready , we …
The day started with a wake up call at 6am, breaky at 630 and a canoe ride down the river at 730am. It was our first wet day well if you can call it that. It was overcast with low cloud and some rain drops, quite chilly. After a good size breaky we headed off down to the river. It was very foggy and the mist was lifting slowly off the river. As we …
... at a place called Bagamati Bridge, where Manjushree took a great sword and slashed the hillside to release the water and make Kathmandu valley fertile. We only stayed a few minutes before hopping back on the bus and heading up up up to Kritipur, an old village on top of the hill. The place was absolutely beautiful. The winding streets, beautiful carvings and ancient temple were a treat for the eyes. We visited Bagh Bahairab, which was completed in 1126 AD. This ...
... of the cars, trying to get wherever they are going just that little bit faster, with everyone tooting their horns what seems like constantly. All this time you are breathing in the dust and fumes whilst cycling along.
All in all, the memories and experience of the Nepalese countryside on a bike will override the few smoggy miles in Kathmandu :)
We have arrived back in the city already planning the next trips out!
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... me! it was easily the best massage I've ever had, so I've booked another one for 90 minutes which includes a body scrub and wrap for last thing Saturday night. it will be one of my last memories!
I wandered out in a state of bliss into Bodha Stupa and had some food before coming back to the room and chilling again before having a lovely chat with Ci on the phone before bed.
I feel as if I'm in the Wizard of Oz, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
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