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We had such a slow start to the day that we actually misplaced an hour of time - or misread our watches. The small hotel provided a delicious breakfast including the lightest pancakes with great honey and crispy kulcha - a fried indian bread - as just a couple of the breakfast courses.
It felt great to be in a much quieter, cleaner location, with the nepalese influence clearly evident in the style of housing. We took ...
... the aforementioned berries, that I found myself ABANDONED!
After my initial distress subsided I pondered if this was perhaps for the best. For what better place would there be to become a free range bear and return to my ancestor's ways?
No. I decided I could not let my usual mount continue on without me. Mainly due to the fact that otherwise she would be stuck with just her companion, who (despite being rather dashing, if not quite so hairy as me) is generally ...
... in park. Tenzing is prominently featured in the above mentioned red panda video, as he was one of the primary field technicians on the reintroduction program.
At the start of our trip, we were driven in a 1950s-era 4-wheel drive Land Rover up to the one-lane road village of Tongilu at around 10,000 feet. As the village is situated on the ridge separating Nepal from India, it offered fantastic views of the surrounding landscape. The ...
On our last day it was Diwali, the festival of light in the Hindu religion that the Nepalese Buddhists also celebrate (a sort of 5 day Indian Christmas). All the local dogs and cows were all wearing garlands of Christmas tinsel. For the central Diwali celebrations, Andrew was invited for lunch down the mountainside to a family cottage and he kindly took us with him. On arrival, the head of the family greeted us and explained that he had ...
... hole that acts as a stove. Not only is it a good stove but it kicks out a nice bit of heat. As it really was nippy up in these mountains they also had a second fire. It looked identical to car wheel that I guess had been filled it one side. This sat sideways and they replenished it with red burning coal from the stove fire. We all sat round the wheel and warmed up nicely. We then got to watch these two Nepalese sisters prepare our dinner. This wasn't just a dining room for a ...