Hotel Kathmandu Terrace
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... where I would put one struggled to come to mind. Gratuitously retreating we were then taken to Durbar Square in Patan City, Kathmandu. There were originally 3 cities that now make up the whole of Kathmandu, Patan being one. I suppose now they can be likened to districts of the city. Durbar Square is truly spectacular. It is ancient, with several tiered temples and a huge stone sculptured temple too. It was the original residence of the King and his ...
... quite pretty, but I wasn't buying, so I told him I wasn't interested.
"Okay, I won't try to sell it to you, but just let me tell you about it," he responded.
I chuckled inwardly, knowing this was just the set-up, but why not? I had actually been thinking that I had grown very unfriendly and I wanted to give people more of a chance. Start responding with a "namaste" when someone said it to me. Smile a bit more. Be friendly.
So the man launches into his explanation ...
Kathmandu Power Cuts
I woke up in sweat to find the ceiling fan not working at 7am. There was neither power to the sockets nor the lights but an emergency light bulb was glowing. That was my introduction to Kathmandu's scheduled power cuts. Trying to find an open breakfast joint in Thamel was a bother. 85% of the shops remained shut. Eventually ended up at Thakali Bhancha (apparently a fabulous place ...
... the wine was free, so it should have been a relaxing flight. Unfortunately, I barely fit in the seat and I was sitting in front of a kid who, while otherwise well-behaved, would randomly kick the back of my seat throughout the flight. I let myself get as comfortable as I could because I was now over international waters and well on my way. Everything should be smooth sailing from there.
Abu Dhabi began as a breeze. US citizens do not need a visa to go there, so I went ...
... of the hotels has a lift!! The lack of electricity is called “load shedding” whereby the electricity is turned off every day in some areas as there is not enough for everywhere at the same time – very annoying for those of us who take it for granted back home!
We decided to walk to the tourist area called Thamel which isn’t far away but in all the chaos there was no way we’d have found the travel agent we were looking for. We ...