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November 21st 2010
Published: February 28th 2011
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Spent a relaxing week in Pokhara getting fat on good food with a couple of mates, before undertaking a 7-day trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). I wonder if anyone's counted the steps, because there were a hell of a lot of them. The panoramic views were well worth it though.

The photos will tell the story, but I wanted to make special mention of the FOOD. Like Kathmandu, the food in Pokhara has really improved. Whilst everyone seems to do the usual Continental fare (anything from Nepali to Chinese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Tibetan, Mexican, etc), there are a few notable exceptions.

Moondance Cafe - great desserts, especially the apple crumble & ice-cream
Olive Cafe (same owners as Moondance Cafe) - good salads; and mint lemonade
Caffe Concerto - one of the waiters (or owner's son?) is a bit of an arrogant ass, but you can't fault the pizza & tiramisu at this joint.
Tea Time - good & reasonably priced Nepali food & veggie chow mein
Mike's Restaurant - good brekky & salads, plus a lovely view being by the lakeside
Ooh La La - good pizza (second to Caffe Concerto)
New Everest Steak House - give you one guess what their specialty is (sister restaurant of the Everest Steak House in Kathmandu)
Club Paradiso - for the price of a drink, you can watch the latest pirate movies nightly on a big screen

And finally, have to give a plug on the Chhomrong Cottage, which makes the most awesome chocolate cake & pizza on the ABC trek.

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Chhomrong Cottage choccy cake

28th February 2011
Annapurna range by day

28th February 2011

great pics
thanks for bringing back great memories of our 2008 circuit and base camp trek. we cannot wait to make a return trip
28th February 2011

amazing photos Gus
Hey Gus, just popping by to say how amazing your photos are. Keep us posted via Facebook with more of these posts! Jessie xx
28th February 2011

Great Photos
You've got some great photos there. Thanks for uploading!

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