Potala Guest House
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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 …
HAPPY FOURTH TO EVERYONE! It definitely didn't feel like it since the only sign of celebration were some cheap red, white, and blue necklaces my mom and I picked up before I left. Otherwise, no barbecue, no watermelon, no fireworks, NO CAKE, but most importantly, no crazy family to celebrate with. Okay I lied, we did have cake to celebrate Isabelle's 18th birthday, yay! But, it was not the same as my moms patriotic berry cake. However, what a day. It was our ...
... where ten members of Nepal's royal family including the King and Queen, were gunned down. Like a thriller movie script, the deceased were murdered by the Crown Prince Dipendra, who subsequently turned the weapon on himself. I remembered vaguely this tragic news in 2001 and never did I foresee myself be standing here at this historic site.
Promise of a Delicious Dal Bhat
To my surprise, Marjolein (whom I ...