Kathmandu guest House

Trip Start Apr 07, 2012
Trip End Nov 14, 2012

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Kathmandu Guest House
Read my review - 3/5 stars

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Kathmandu guest house

Spent my first night away from the chatter and giggly girls on the trip last night, it was really good, got a clean room, okay no A/C in it, but I got a fan, I even had a lady come in and make my bed this morning, she even folded my washing for me (okay, it was only a tee shirt and a pair of trousers)

They asked me to join them for dinner last night, beats me why, they didn't bother on the bus, they all seemed very interested in the information Stewart sent me about Australia (When I tried to tell them they didn’t show much interest, even though I sent them the link)

I sent lots of stuff back home (Peggy was right, I did bring too much stuff), but there was a few gifts in there, my bergen is going to be a lot easier to lug round now and when it’s down to public transport, it should be a lot better

When I think of what I used to carry in it, (when I was younger) it’s quite a shock, I guess I am getting old now (140+ pounds for endless miles, for hours on end, up hills, mountains, across rivers, streams,)

Okay, enough reminiscing, back to the blog

It was steak all round (not bad for people who are skint) I had areally a good Nasi Goreng, and a huge glass of fresh mango juice (fresh of course) finished off with a coffee  but they still turned up an hour late anyway

They all seem very interested in what I am going to do when I get to Australia, I just hedged round it) but I did say I was going to see a friend out there (I don’t think Stewart would be happy if this lot turned up on his doorstep)

Went into a kukri shop last night, they had photos of prince William doing an inspection of the Ghurkhas, it turned out the bloke who owned the shop is the grandson of a VC winner, he had his photograph of him getting it from the queen (I wish I had got the spelling of his grand dad though) He gave me tea while he showed me all his old photos, seems being in the Ghurkhas is a family tradition, he had lots of photos showing how they are made (I asked him if he could scan them and send them to me) it was a nice couple of hours just talking to him (there are lots selling these khukris, but he is the only one that has a lot of Ghurkha stuff in it (hats, berets, photos) he said he never got in the Ghurkhas, just the Nepalese army (that must be a real disappointment for his granddad) but I know the MOD has cut their numbers now (a great shame for a regiment that has served the UK for 200 years, and never been beaten)

As I am just in Kathmandu for the next 2 weeks, I shall only be posting my blog when I do anything or see anything of interest (after all its just another big town, with a lot of shops and pollution in the air (I was quite upset, it’s nothing as I imagined it would be, not sure what I did expect, though

I would imagine the internet is going to be a bit hit and miss in China, so entries will be 'as and when’ but I will update when I can

We get our passports back soon then it will be a mad rush for everyone to get a ‘cheap flight (I think they will all be looking out for themselves) it will be fun when everyone turns up at odd times and different days, but I don’t think it will bother some, still think my suggestion was best, but hey, what do I know :-0

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Jim on

A lot better than some of the places you have been to, Del. But the Ghurkas are so loyal, and it is good to see that some of the serving solders have helped to make this look far better than India. Seems a bit more shared wealth ihere. I see you are gettib=ng to grips with the locals,and that, to me, is what a holiday is about, although nice to get some decent english grub occassionally..
Thanks forthe extra blog, and for telling us about the VC winners family.
Keep safe.

rossport on

it looks like the tourists have finally won the fight mate sad to see but that what happens when it become popular, I am sure that your friends would love camping in my back yard, they would only have to fight off the drop bears and possums mind u it is the drop bears that would worry me

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