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Asia » Nepal September 22nd 2014

So today I woke at 4am and couldn't go back I had a strange dream about dad. He was on the walk with us but he want himself. I woke up upset and then started panicking as I was worried I'd dehydrate. I'm ok though as it's normal to have strange dreams at altitude. We had breakfast (I'm having porridge). While I'm on good I've tried momo's which are lush, and Dahl bhat which is hot!!!! I'm eating a lot of rice. Mainly and at Namche they do amazing chips which are not greasy. Good lunchtime snack! So we had breakfast at 7:30 but first Michael (Aus) and j had a good chat as we were the only ones awake, swapping life stories. It's amazing hearing. What has got everyone here. Everyone is not single but ... read more

Asia » Nepal » Namche September 22nd 2014

Phakding 20/9 We awoke at 4:30 to leave for 5:30. We went to this mad little airport dribhuvan, that was under construction. Our bags got checked twice, and we got body checked. Ladies had to go through separate ways to the men, this was odd. Our plane to Lukla was tiny and somehow I ended up in the middle front seat behind the pilots, overlooking the control instruments. Eeek doesn't even come close! The plane was so small I was scared but the flight was fine. I was in between Karen and Mike, coincidence......? I've seen Mt Everest for the first time today thanks to my seat position. It's beautiful. The landing was perfect but I was literally looking straight at it and from up high it looks about 10m long so was pretty scary! Through ... read more

Asia » Nepal » Phakding September 21st 2014

We awoke at 4:30 to leave for 5:30. We went to this mad little airport dribhuvan, that was under construction. Our bags got checked twice, and we got body checked. Ladies had to go through separate ways to the men, this was odd. Our plane to Lukla was tiny and somehow I ended up in the middle front seat behind the pilots, overlooking the control instruments. Eeek doesn't even come close! The plane was so small I was scared but the flight was fine. I was in between Karen and Mike, coincidence......? I've seen Mt Everest for the first time today thanks to my seat position. It's beautiful. The landing was perfect but I was literally looking straight at it and from up high it looks about 10m long so was pretty scary! Through the entire ... read more

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu September 20th 2014

This morning Isaac and I went to Thamel from brunch, this wasn't entirely our intention but it's what happened anyway. We found ourselves in a restaurant called New Orleans just hoping to have something cold to drink and were presented with the most in depth breakfast menu we've seen since arriving here and were powerless to resist. I was first drawn to the Mexican breakfast which warned that it was on the large side so Isaac dissuaded me from ordering it on the grounds that I would never finish it and would feel bad; so he ordered it with the promise of sharing and I ordered fruit. What arrived shortly after can only be described as the best beans on toast ever: Instead of standard toast there was toasted corn bread Not just simple baked beans ... read more

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu September 20th 2014

http://youtu.be/S6W4bWCesYU More and more Kathmandu is starting to feel like home. Its little things like our local shop keeper recognizes us, and says hello as we are passing. The fact that I am now able to barter successfully in Nepali after coming to accept that everything is double the price because we are westerners. And we can triumphantly catch a bus and end up in Thamel instead of Chabahil! But all you need to do is turn left where you normally turn right and you will discover a plethora of unseen sights that will continue to maze you for a quick walk somewhere that I haven't been But even after a quick afternoon walk around Patan there are still sights that amaze me.... read more
How monkeys cross the road
Anyone want a bag?
Patan bus station

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu September 19th 2014

Today we had a day in Kathmandu shopping and visiting the temples. The roads were crazy and you had to run between the traffic!!! We got our cash (as it's closed currency here). £10 is equivalent to 15.500 Nepalese Rupees. Everything is soooo cheap , a T-shirt will cost you £2. We met one if our tour group, Jess, at the hotel at about 11:30 and she tagged along with us. She's from Toronto. We showed her how to get money and where to hire a sleeping bag. We then all went to visit the Monkey Temple. We took a taxi which was very cheap at 350 NPR. A half hour drive at £2!!! It had no seatbelts so that was interesting especially with their traffic. The temple was mad there were monkeys everywhere and they ... read more

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Thamel September 18th 2014

We have arrived safe and sound! Kathmandu is crazy crazy! Never seen anything like it on the road, mopeds I have seen cutting up but there's people just walking in front of cars and then randomly in the middle of the crazy moving traffic there's a traffic warden directing traffic!! Fuji hotel is lovely it's so close here though about 26 degrees and no air!!! Lightning storm at the moment which is cool as we're on the 6th floor. I've learnt three Nepali phrases namaste is hello, ha-Zur is yes and Dhan-ya-bahd is thank you. On the flight from Oman to Nepal there were only four westerners on the plane the rest were Nepalese. Lovely people met a great guy called Ne-ma who we were chatting to in the airport and he was sat by us ... read more

Asia » Nepal » Chitwan September 16th 2014

Chitwan! 6 - So I board to Chitwan express, a bus apparently famed for it's AC, only to fine out the "AC" is a fan. Never mind, not too bad. The journey to Chitwan was fantastic, amazing views, and death defying road. Literally overtaking buses and having about an inch of road before falling to certain death into the fucking river a couple of hundred feet below! I don't know why everyone makes such a big deal about it though, it wasn't scary, maybe people are just pussy's or over exaggerate... To be fair, there was a lorry on it's side, but at ground level. So I arrive in Chitwan and I don't really know what to expect, or what I was expecting! But basically, this wasn't it, and it was fucking shite. Quiet little town ... read more

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu September 14th 2014

First day - arrived at Kathmandu airport and had to wait so long to get a visa, I've seen people grow beards in less time than I was in that queue! End up getting pretty Much forced to take a taxi, which I've now realised I got majorly ripped off for!, the taxi the took me to red planet hostel, again getting a room there was a decision I was essentially forced into. but never mind, the rooms alright, aside from the overwhelming smell of damp, the sound of people pissing outside my window, the sound of next doors Nepali constituency fucking till all hours, the no hot water and questionable bed sheets. I went out for a wonder, got severely lost, to the point I thought I wasn't going to get back to the hostel. ... read more

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu September 2nd 2014

I came home yesterday to find these 3 just happily munching on some grass at the end of our driveway.... read more
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