Kathmandu Valley - Life outside the peaceful retreat! October 7th 2007 Well after spending 10 days on the meditation course at Kopan Monastery and been isolated from the noise and chaos then it was time to step outside the sanctuary of peace (or relative quiet if you ignore the 5am chants and bells from the monks!).
The first excursion was to Patan's Durbar Square, just south of Kathmandu on the other side of the sacred Bagmati River. Patan it is of ... read more
Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist in... ... read more
Hi, welcome to be my Travelblog capturing my experiences as I head of for pastures new - well jungles, mountains and deserts to be precise! I have decided it is time to live that dream I have had for many years and so finally took the plunge; left my job, rented out my house and heading off to Borneo to spend 2 months helping rescued Orang-utans at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. After this amazing experience I will see some more of Malaysia before heading on to Nepal and India. I don't know what the journey holds but here is where you will find out.
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