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Nepal

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Gallery: Bus to Mahendranagar

Sunday, 22 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Bus to Mahendranagar - western Nepal border
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Gallery: Nepalgunj 2nd visit

Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Nepalgunj 2nd visit
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Nepalgunj - back to the 'gunj

Sunday, 15 Jul 2007 | Views [6212] | Comments [5]

We caught the local bus from Tansen down to Butwal, then changed at the bus park to a Nepalgunj bus with no trouble at all. This time the bus was smaller, so there was no room for goats or potatoes. We got to Nepalgunj without any 'banda' interruptions ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Tansen Tummies

Sunday, 15 Jul 2007 | Views [3179] | Comments [3]

We spent a few days in Tansen, Palpa district. Phil's tummy started feeling off on the bus from Kathmandu. Jenny had the bug a day later. So we ended up having 2 days rest on the hotel toilet after we got there. We stayed at the Srinigar Hotel on top ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Tansen

Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Tansen
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Leaning "god" of Jawalakhel

Sunday, 8 Jul 2007 | Views [1732]

This is a tree on a cart. It is supposed to be/represent a god. As part of a yearly ceremony it was at Jawalakhel Chowk (intersection) for 4 days and had developed a lean. Somehow it survived the 4 days without toppling. At the end the Prime Minister ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Swayambhunath Temple

Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Views [1578]

We thought we had better do some sightseeing today. This temple is only a couple of kms to the west of the Thamel area in Kathmandu, so it was an easy walk. Not long after we arrived a group of 7 kids latched onto us. We thought they would be after the ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Swayambhunath Temple

Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Swayambhunath Temple
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Paradise Found

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Views [1308] | Comments [2]

The Langtan Trek - apart from the hairy 9 hour bus ride to and from the trek and the toll that walking up and down hills has on your knees this would have to be the highlight of our visit to Nepal. As you can see from the photos the scenery was just ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Gallery: Langtang

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Langtang Trek
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Garden of Dreams

Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | Views [3097]

The Garden of Dreams is a walled-off garden in Tridevi Marg at the entrance to the Thamel area in Kathmandu. It costs 160NRs for foreigners to get in ($A3), but it is well worth it if you take a book or the newspaper and spend an afternoon relaxing. The ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Gallery: Garden of Dreams

Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Garden of Dreams, Thamel, Kathmandu
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What to do in Kathmandu

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | Views [1518] | Comments [2]

Kathmandu - a city of contrasts. From the crowded, oldworldly, potholed alleyways of Thamel to the wide heavily trafficked roads and glass fronted shopping malls of the newer city, from the over 300 year old architecture of temples, lion statues and ... Read more >

Tags: People


Gallery: Patan (Lalitpur), Kathmandu Valley

Saturday, 16 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Patan (Lalitpur), Kathmandu Valley
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Gallery: Durbar Square, Kathmandu

Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Durbar square, Kathmandu
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Languishing at Lakeside

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | Views [865]

The next days were spent slacking around Pokhara. Visited the Mountaineering Museum (very modern and worth the time), Green Pastures Leprosy Hospital (lots of great work being done in facilities that are nothing like Alice Springs Hospital) and untold ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


You know you've been in South Asia too long when...

Saturday, 9 Jun 2007 | Views [988] | Comments [1]

1) You enter the toilet, there is an Asian and a Western toilet and you choose the Asian (squat) toilet. 2) You order chiya (Nepali tea) or chai (Indian tea) and want to add more sugar. 3) You know it is 11 Nepali Rupiah on the local bus from Lakeside ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


The Bat Cave

Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | Views [2171]

Tuesday we woke up to rain, rain, rain. Raj (our trusty AC guide) had booked us up for 9am to go to the Bat Cave and Mahendra Cave just north of Pokhara. The rain backed off at 10am and Raj turned up (we thought he had given up on the day like us). Being ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Gallery: Annapurna Circuit

Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Prepare to be bored
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Annapurna Circuit

Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | Views [1137] | Comments [2]

Sorry folks about the boring photo but since pictures speak a thousand words this could be our journal entry. We took 20 days to complete the circuit with the aid of our energetic, singing, guide and porter, Raj. Raj carried Jenny's pack, Phil carried ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


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