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Day 1 - 20th February 2014
Departing Australia, I left Brisbane and Kerrie left Melbourne at almost midnight on Wed 19th February 2014. Heading to Kuala Lumpur, the theory was that we would meet up on the morning of the 20th Feb. Somehow it worked, and we found each other ready for the second flight, to take us from KL to Kathmandu, …
Day 16: 7th March 2014
Our penultimate day in Kathmandu was tourist day, with Raj taking us around to see a few of Kathmandu's highlights. First place to visit was out to Boudha Stupa on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. It is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet and is rich in Buddhist …
Day 15: 6th March 2014
Waking up early (and I mean really early), we hopped in our taxi to head off to view the Annapurna sunrise from one of the local hills. Alas we were not the only ones, and as our Suzuki Swift powered up the mountain (I love the smell of burning clutch in the morning), we soon realised we were not to be alone. We soon …
... couple running around getting us different sizes of sweaters or hues of pashminas. There were scarves, sweaters and goods everywhere! I'm sure they were happy we wandered into their shop as we all left with large bags of purchased goods:) Later, I had a custom silver ring made by a local jeweler. It was fun to pick the gem color, style & get it properly sized before returning the next day to pick up the custom made piece. We had ...
We crammed into a micro-A Toyota minivan which typically has 26 to 30 people on board-and went into pot ton which is the joining town to Kathmandu. We visited the monkey temple which is interesting because it has both Buddhist and Hindu temples and then went to Patan Durbar Square. The square houses the former palace of the King. The architecture and wood carving are ...