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Asia » Nepal » Pokhara March 31st 2016

On 25thMar 2016 we have started our journey for Nepal from Shah Jalal International airport through flight BG701; after little rough bumping experience we have landed to Kathmandu. In the airport I met my friend Dhiman that was a pleasant surprise for me. He traveled with us till Nagarkot. In this trip we have planned mainly to explore Nagarkot and Pokhara, so from the airport we started our road trip with a Scorpio Jeep (that was pre hired). On the way to Nagarkot we visited Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1400m above sea level. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, which lies 13 km ... read more
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Lunch @ Bhaktapur Durbar Square
View from Bhangeri Durbar Resort, Nagarkot

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu March 24th 2016

Supper tonight, bacon double cheese burger... not saying its beef, dont know since it is sacred through most of the country, but there are hundreds and hundreds of dogs that just roam the street all day. Walking by them as they sleep, never sure if they are dead or sleeping.... read more

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu March 24th 2016

not sure if you can see the power lines in the photo. this is what it looks like through the city. the mountains are from the plane over the iran border... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu March 24th 2016

Back in Kathmandu, life felt a little surreal. We had survived our flight back from Lukla and I was now sharing in the comfort of a decent hotel room with Rebecca and Adam. The mountains seemed so distant. We were in the land of plenty in the bustling Thamel district. Shops, food, entertainment, cars, tuk-tuk's, people - they were everywhere. Our first day back was one of complete indulgence. We didn't have to walk anymore, but we still walked many kilometres all around our district. Rebecca was leaving the following day, so she was on a mission to buy all sorts of souvenirs and crap. Adam still had an extra day but also needed a whole bunch of crap. We stopped often to eat all sorts of stuff. We bought beers from the shops, and enjoyed ... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu March 23rd 2016

So yesterday was the Holi festival, the festival of colors, or just to mark when spring time is. Here are pics I took while around, it gets really messy as you will see... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Bhaktapur March 23rd 2016

So took a taxi today about 30 miles and it took almost 2 hours. The mountain driving suprises me more then even in town. Went to Namo Buddha, it is a place where the son of a king offered his life to a mother tiger so she could keep her babies alive, in doing so he became a Buddha. Came back, and built this temple up on the mountain. After this we drove to a statue of Shiva, it is 144 ft tall, the largest Vishna statue, made out of copper, cement, tin, i guess whatever they could find. It is under reconstruction so wasnt much to see. Then to Bhaktapur, one of the oldest cities in Nepal, the Royal palace still standing, made of just rock and teak wood, all hand carved.... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu Valley March 23rd 2016

Tried to take some pics from the back seat of jeep. Show you the driving.... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu March 23rd 2016

The building next door, being redone, but in the meantime there are close to 60 people living inside it. Kind of standard, you find where ever you can to live. Some of those working here in this hotel live here, went downstairs this morning early and they were sleeping on the couches in the sitting area, and in the little dinning room.... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu March 23rd 2016

This was supper tonight. prosciutto and funghi pizza, bottle of Mt Dew (terrible) and bottle of water. It was about the same size as a Caseys large pizza. It was 880 rbs, plus 88 service charge, plus 125.84 tax, so ended up being 1092.84 rbs or about 7 dollars.... read more

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu March 22nd 2016

Well I think I am finally here. Long trip, longer night last night. No power, no internet, no umm nothing in my hotel, I decided to get another hotel today then, after booking, and going to 4 different motels, finally found the one that i had booked at, and again no power. Normal here, they dont have power between 10-14 hours a day. but today wont matter too much, tired, no sleep last night. Dogs started barking at 11pm, stopped barking at 4:15.. think I am almost asleep, and at 5 the crows wake up, so that is all you hear from then on. The traffic is bizarre, it seems like there is no right way, wrong way. No sidewalks, so people walking in the streets. You go down the road and watch as cars are ... read more




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