Royal Park Hotel
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Such a great place to stay! Friendly staff and great rooms.
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In the afternoon, we took a bicycle tour of Chitwan Village. A bicycle ride sounded relaxing, it was not. The roads made for a bumpy ride and instead of taking in the surroundings, I spend more time trying to stay on the bike. That being said it was nice to get some fresh air and exercise. We dismounted our bikes and walked along the Rapti river …
This morning we went on safari. We were told not to wear red, yellow or white. We started off nice and early hoping to catch the animals waking up and wondering to the water for a drink. We piled onto the tray of a khaki jeep and drove for five hours through Chitwan National Park. The weather took a turn and we had a wonderful breezy drive through …
... an hour and we ended up at the elephant breeding center, hot and sweaty once again. I was so exhausted that I had to force myself to take every step forward. On the bright side, an 11 month-old baby elephant came up to greet us allowing us to pet him. It felt like I was petting a hairbrush with wire-like bristles, similar to cat whiskers. You wouldn't think it but elephants are indeed covered with hair. Thankfully, after that we were given a good two hour break before ...
... though. We would highly recommend the walking safari over the Jeep safari as the guide gives you a much greater insight into animal behaviour as well as teaches you about the vegetation (even got to eat some non-poisonous wild berries...at least I hope they were safe....)
Rested for the rest of the day in the hammocks back at the lodge as it was far too hot to be doing anything.
Back in Kathmandu now then onto Tibet in the morning!
Until next time
Ann & ...
... with us! Sometimes we are as much of a tourist attraction for them as they are for us! The next day we hired bicycles and went around all the different monasteries that different countries had donated for Buddha. It was lots of fun biking around and luckily no crashes!! That afternoon we all crammed back into a little taxi van who's driver was into techno Nepali music and headed back home!! Was a short but fun trip!! During the week I worked out at the ...