Golden Gate Guest House
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
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... to take the first people to Kathmandu airport for their onward travels. The whole tour was really great. Whether it was just the people (who were fantastic), or Shivraj (our tour guide), or the places we visited, it was a great, but tiring first leg of our travels.
With some of our new friends gone, the four of us who remained decided to continue touring Nepal together. First we checked into our hostel where we would spend our ...
... we had just gone through the process a few months before and knew the fastest way to fill out the forms and pay the Visa fee.
When we entered the arrival hall, we were met with absolute chaos. It was packed full of people, left luggage, and stacks of relief supplies everywhere. We could barely squeeze through the crowd. We also didn't have a phone that worked in Nepal and only arriving passengers were allowed in baggage claim. And it didn't look ...
... going up to the viewpoint was pointless. I decided to wait until the next morning to see if the weather would change to sunny; if so, I would stay and hike up to the viewpoint, if not I would hike down to Syabrubesi to see if there is any mobile phone connection.
As the weather was bad Allan and his guide/porter decided to trek down to Syabrubesi and so I joined them. That's when we got to see the extent of the earthquake in the mountains - entire ...
... I included a pic during my first days here. It seems that Heinz only visits the Buddhist sights in Nepal. A shame to miss all the other places! We shook hands warmly, I will miss our morning talks. He booked a taxi from the monastery, which I think I'll do tommorow to get to the airport, its cheaper than flagging one down outside.
After a wash the electricity came back on, it's very much on & off here in Kathmandu, but seems to keep to ...
... the bottom. I've never seen so many flags on a stupa before - it was so cool. There was a man standing on the top of the dome putting more flags up!! It's Nepali new year next week and they are getting ready!! The first stupa at Bodhnath was thought to have been built around AD 600, when the Tibetan king (Songtsen Gampo) converted to Buddhism. The king is thought to have constructed the stupa as an act of penance after killing his father. However the stupa has been destroyed many ...