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... in our room for a while, Les was trying to learn Nepali from his book, but it must have been difficult as he ended up having a short nap with his book open on his knee. For our evening meal we enjoyed Sherpa stew, a vegetarian stew with alot of subtle spicy flavours. We then chatted to our hosts. They were both tired after the long days spent at the Sherpa festival recently, so we retired to our room early to allow them to go to ...
... were a few streams that we crossed and a larger one to the side. Then we started to hit the "suburbs" and eventually the insanity of Kathmandu driving. The road become tarred and the horn became the driving accessory of choice. Everyone seemed to be up and down doing what they do. As we got towards the center of Kathmandu I was asked if I knew where I was going. Fortunately I did and could direct them to the hotel which is down a road ...
... morning after a particularly bad dream where, probably due to the incredibly bumpy road and my choice of reading material, I believed I was on a plane, experiencing some extreme turbulence and was about to be involved in some major aviation disaster. All I know is I bolted straight out of my five seater bed shouting something incoherently along the lines of "Oh we're ****** now!". Everyone on the bus was already staring at me by the time I realised I was awake. Some ...
... didn't do much for a few days as the family and neighbors were getting ready for monices bratamando ceremony, kind of like a bar mitzvah or baptism where the boy becomes a man and can technically get married. The boy in question is 8 years old and is never home because he is always to busy watching tv at the neighbors house. He likes to torment his older sisters but is surprisingly good with younger kids, especially boys. Everyday the house was full with family from out of town ...
Day 9: Bus ride from Chitwan to Kathmandu
On the 7-8 hours ride now and it's a much much better tourist bus! More comfy seats, less people more quiet.
Wow the mountain routes are already so narrow and when there are some stopped vehicle or roadworks it is some challenging way for 2 lanes to become one!
After reaching Kathmandu bus ...