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... which was in the 60ties and 70ties the place where all the hippies would hang out. Not much left of it now, only a few coffee shops and restaurants now line this street.
Since all of us were not really prepared of what to explore in this city we decided to follow the road down to the river and see what we can find off the beaten track. It turned out that the river was quite dirty and littered with rubbish, which made us turn around and sneak through some smaller streets ...
... leave for Frankfurt then Toronto at 2:45 am Wednesday morning will Shauna departs at 8 am., We are hoping that the clouds break up for the flight. Due to the mountain range flights are cancelled daily if it becomes to foggy or cloudy. When we flew from here to Pokhara 2 weeks ago, all flights for the day, which were 7, had been cancelled except for ours as the skies cleared up enough to safely travel the distance. It has been a a wonderful learning experience and ...
... everywhere, which is such a shame for a country so rich and beautiful in its landscape, but there seems to be no national pride to clean the place up. We stopped for our picnic at a beautiful location overlooking the valley we had just climbed, the guide (I can't pronounce his name let alone attempt to spell it) and I shared my packed lunch and his mangoes, Michelle drank her water. I was surprised at the mango, it looked far too ripe, but he showed me how to squash it, then ...
... In turn, the mother then the father appear, heavily supported by others, their legs weak unsteady as they say their last goodbyes. The litter is lifted from the river steps and slowly walked to the pyre that has been set with wood and straw. In the background is a sign for corneal donation (with the family’s approval, the cornea of eligible donors are retrieved just prior to burning). The temple crowds on the far side mix and mingle – ...
... of Hindu and Buddhism, and many officially identify themselves as Hindu based on the religion of the Maoist-led government. We all especially enjoyed watching monkeys being… monkeys, including one large monkey sitting and licking an ice pop that she was properly holding by the stick. I also enjoyed discussing with Bizi the current economic and political climate in Nepal.
Next we were off to Durbar Square. The boys already had enough, so ours ...