Travel Blogs from Pokhara
Just outside of Pokhara we took a 2 hour hike just about straight up to the top of a ridge that follows the Annapurna Ranges. A small mountain village awaited us complete with school, terraced farm lands, animals and children. We were honorary guests to a Hindu festival held on the school grounds. Traditional dances, a play about teenage alcoholism …
... the night. One driver spoke English, and was a thirty year old Liverpool fan. The other driver spoke no English and was a seventeen year old oik. The youth started in the driving seat.
“Hello, you fool, I love you, come on join the joy ride......”
That was the song playing in my head for the entire journey. If you don't know this song check it out on youtube. It's an 80s cheese classic by Roxette. This ...
... was Ok, we were in Nepal, everyone believes in reincarnation and I would not die but simply be reborn. Comforting!
Imagine the pickup truck on the way back......paraglides on the roof, 3 paragliding hotties in the front, me 2 Chinese girls and a para hottie on the seats and 2 chinese boys and 3hotties in the pick up bit. So glad I wasn't sitting next to one of them, as it was really really close. I think the Chinese girl enjoyed it!
I was most worried ...
... the planned one day as a new itinerary had to be constructed for our India leg of the trip. Due to major civil unrest in Darjeeling and Sikkim (our next destinations) we could no longer take our planned route. We were disappointed to have a few wasted days of our time in Nepal in a town where there was almost literally nothing to do. The only thing James and a few others found to do was ride the local overcrowded train, which is the only working railway in Nepal. It ...
... to chance a visit to the cheese factory we'd spotted when taking a short cut from Freedom. At first glance, it seemed to be closed, but a rather helpful Nepali shop keeper did some shouting for us, and sure enough, the gate opened. We found ourselves face to face with a large Rottweiler called Zeus, who fortunately appeared to be more likely to lick us to death than bite (although the shopkeeper clearly thought the latter), and a Welsh lady. She kindly informed us that ...
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Gardens, rooftop overlooking lake and Annapurna ranges make this a special place. Rooms musty and need an airing out.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.