Published: June 22nd 2008June 22nd 2008
Hello all ,
well I am back from 2 trips I took .
1 was at Bardia national park Amazing and even though *I did not get to see a Tiger I did see Rihno and Elephants !!!! and the lodge was wonderful , I did a rafting trip which was not white water for a change but was all day and the raft was so old the poor guys had to pump it up so many times , while I just looked around LOL !
I decided to go to Lumbani and see were Budddddha was born , but what a journey that was , I traveled 10 hours no problem and when I was 30 miles away there were strikes going on all over the place ( aparently a bus killed someone and they were all bloking the rds ) so I got off 1 bus walked a mile and got on a rickashaw and then got on another bus and waited 2 1/2 hours till it left and well we ended up going like 3 k in 3 hours so I got off the bus and decided I was going to walk the 23k that was left to go ( yes Idiot but it was the middle of the night in the middle of no mans land !! ) I crossed a bridge and saw some people they were also heading in the same direction and had called friends that were wqo9rking on the monestrys up there to get a lift , there friends came with 2 Motorbikes and even though some other locals offered me a lift in there tracktor I decided not to wait anymore and go by Bike it was a hair raising experiance as I had a heavy back pack and a normal day pack , both I was trying to carry while in the pitch black the poor guy had to carry me on the bike , we had to stop at a police check were I nearly passed out ( no dinner and it was 10pm ) he managed to take my day pack for me and carry it on the front and I put the wight of the pack on his seat ( so far to have that thing hangging off the back of a bike and have the weight on my back for so long ) we only had 3k to go , so they found a guest house and we all stayed at the same place for the night , they managed to order us noodels and a coke .
The Birthplace and Monersrys were fab but the whole area around and the guest houses were dumps as far as I was conserned so when I had seen it all I booked my Bus back to KMD .
I had booked the International Guest house and it when I finally got there is very nice !
I have seen most of the sights here and my friends that I met ( the bike guys from Lumbini ) picked me up and took me to there Monestry were they work , 1 of them dose cement work ( amazing sculptures ) and the other is a painter also amazing work , so nice to see the place were they create such things , I will put photos up frm India when and how I get there am not sure yet as there are more strikes going on , New government and lots of mad people ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh .
ok it is now sunny outside so best get out and have some lunch !
Take care miss you all