Dwarika's Himalayan Shangri-La Village Resort
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Travel Blogs from Dhulikhel
... just off the road and admired the view soaking up a few sun rays which gave us a glimpse of just how stunning this place usually is. It wasn’t long before we were joined by the smallest 9 year old begging child, who stank so much I wanted to be sick, and a local guy who stopped off for respite from his bike!
Wanting some time out from being sociable we went to the busiest cafe open (yep 2 tables occupied!) where we ended up with ...
... totally sunny by morning. I woke up to crashing sounds on the tin roof above. A monkey had entered the campground/resort and was running across our roof! The guards were trying to shoo the monkey out, as they cause havoc.
Breakfast is always the same at TLR, so I always have papaya, yogurt, museli, and sometimes a little bit of sausage. They also have really nice flavors of tea, so I usually drink a few cups before setting off for my daily activities.
Today 6 of us ...
... down. The bungy master put a climber's harness on me and made sure it was really tight. They hooked the canyon swing onto me with 3 caribiners and checked them. The bungy master walked me out the "plank" and I hung my toes over the edge. He gave me a few last minute tips and then started the countdown..."3...2...1" by the "2" I started to scream a little and at "1" I jumped off the edge. After 7 seconds of free fall, I eased into a swing, as I swang back and forth in ...
... we have had official meetings and they weave so much in and out of traffic trying to avoid pedestrians, motorcyclists, oncoming cars and potholes that I’ve gotten out of the taxis dizzy.
But in spite of the traffic and dust (my first souvenir was a face mask), there are some gems in the city. Pritha and I went down to Durbar Square yesterday. The temples are beautiful. We climbed one and sat overlooking the square for quite a ...
... fee for Durbar Square. What a waste of money and tourist rip-off. The guide book says it costs only 250 rupees but as with other things the govt has doubled/tripled prices in the last couple of years. The trekking permit [see above] or TMS card as its known was free up until 2 years ago! If you are visiting Kathmandu don't bother paying to go in as you can just walk in the side and back entrances like the locals do for free ...
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