Yes, Kathmandu is a real place!!
Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
162Trip End Dec 18, 2011
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We spent the morning sitting around again awaiting Dads arrival. He arrived looking suitably refreshed after getting a free upgrade to 1st class on his flight from Abu Dhabi! The drive through Kathmandu was an eyeopener for him with the madness of the traffic and the activity on the streets bringing out plenty of "jeez"
We also got the chance to experience real Nepali culture when Rajan, the owner of our tour company, invited us to his sisters house to take part in their Tika ceremony, the final day of the Nepali Divali celebrations. his when brothers and sisters get together and the sisters honour their brothers with gifts and food but also painting a Tika on their forehead. Rajans sister was kind enough to give each of us one also making for some great pictures!
Now after two nights of luxury (we've bunked in with Dad in his hotel!) we're off to Lukla to start the trek tomorrow morning. Squeaky bum time for Dad but hopefully all will go well. Everest (base camp) here we come!