Vibrant, Historic, Chaotic City
Trip Start Nov 02, 2011
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So I've been pretty tired after all my escapades and decided to try and relax for a few days - although it took me at least a day and a half for my body to actually heat up again! It's been so incredibly cold - it's a struggle to even bother get changed out of my thermals! Explore I must though while I am here.
I've been a wander round Thamel a few times now and I'm starting to get my bearings - I have been out to Durbar Square, the Old Town, Swayambunath, Boudhanath, Patan's Durbar Square and even out to Braktapur. The old town has millions of fruit and veg stalls which provide an amazing onslaught on the senses - all the colours and the bustle and noise - mixed with the temples on every corner. I'm impressed by the amount of traffic this place deals with - motorbikes are everywhere!! I love wandering about and jumping local buses out to places - one bus I was on (a wee Suzuki van) had 21 of us in the back of it!! Impressive. The sight seeing is amazing - the temples are something else - I've got so many pictures! Would love to come back here some day to see all the bits I've missed!