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Lighting out for the territory nce more in the Middle East. The more I travel the more I want to travel and the longer that I am out of England the happier I am. At present in Iraq and having a wonderful time. really fallen in love with the country and the people. Very glad I came and

Sat 15th Nov - KTM to Tibet!!!!

CHINA | Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 | Views [662]

Collected at 5.30 am by motorbike so got to ride thru streets of KTM with backpack and a tight grip. Landcruiser Toyota to the border with Devin (21, US) and Jon (33, Dutch) and guide and driver. Nepal is so endlessly fascinating. You can hardly blink ... Read more >

Tags: breathless, cold, tibet

Gallery: Off to Tibet!

CHINA | Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Fri 14th Nov - KTM

NEPAL | Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | Views [340]

Stayed up late and watched Denzel and Clive Owen in Inside Man while reclining in bed with coffee. Did me good. Health improved but harbouring chest infection which antibiotics are having to struggle with. What a condition in which to go to Tibet! Serious ... Read more >

Tags: kumari, north fake

Gallery: The end of KTM

NEPAL | Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Thurs 13th Nov - KTM

NEPAL | Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | Views [272]

Pootle about clothes shopping. How many fake North Face jacket shops can there be in such a small area? 500 rickshaws, 800 travel agents, maybe 1,000 fake shops. Take cab to Monkey Temple and have a wonderful time with camera.

Gallery: Pokhara and back

NEPAL | Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

I get ill
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Wed 12th -KTM

NEPAL | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | Views [309]

Bus back to KTM very good with enough stops. Scenery is wonderful. Feel camera may not be up to Tibet as it doesn't seem to do mountains very well. Make Nepali girls laugh like drains when I ask one if the penknife she is using to cut up an apple is a ... Read more >

Sun 8th - Tues 11th Nov - Pokhara

NEPAL | Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | Views [434]

I had a tickle and a couple of sneezes on the way here on the bus. Time I checked in it was a full on head cold with slight delirium and feeling deathly. So have spent the last couple of days asleep, either in bed or on one of the steamer chairs in the ... Read more >

Thurs 6th Nov - Fri 7th(?) - KTM

NEPAL | Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | Views [519]

research, research, research. Narrowed trip agents down to three. Difficult to know who to trust as there are 500 bicycle rickshaws in KTM and 800 travel agents. The one that looks like ex-boyf is more expensive as 'taxes' added but I like him. Trekker's ... Read more >

Wed 5th Nov - KTM

NEPAL | Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | Views [411]

No more shopping! Moved into the Tashi Dhargey at $10 a night. It is right in Thamel. Have I mentioned Thamel? Camden Town on a Saturday night with added tiger balm sellers. Crammed with Western tourists, bars, rock music, t-shirt shops, prayerwheel ... Read more >

Tags: milk scam, tringham

Tues 4th Nov - KTM

NEPAL | Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | Views [325]

Lunch at the Roadside Cafe, cool and elegant with rattan blinds and Lavazza coffee. Humus and crudites. Just got back from Baluwater travel agency. No way to Tibet from Nepal as getting a visa is like getting one from iran, only worse. China to Nepal ... Read more >

Tags: fergus, stupa

Gallery: KTM

NEPAL | Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

we like Nepal
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Gallery: Long trip to Kathmandu

NEPAL | Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery

bus journey from hell
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Sun 2nd - Mon 3rd November - Katmandu

NEPAL | Sunday, 2 Nov 2008 | Views [496]

8 hours to Kathmandu on local bus, on the back seat with little cushioning and crammed and bumpy. Nice Aussie gave me his front seat next to Ruth halfway. Hot, hot, hot. No more buses for me - I am Train Woman. Check into the Hilton Hotel - no, really.... Read more >

Tags: hot

Saturday 1st November - Varanasi to Nepal

INDIA | Saturday, 1 Nov 2008 | Views [925]

Bus ride from hell. Decent-ish coach but 12 hours is 12 hours.Got to the border at Sunauli, got over the border and into Nepal Guest House. Dirty cell-like rooms, dirty sheets with ?bloodstains. Bathroom indescribable. Bed alive with bugs. Too tired to ... Read more >

Tags: bugs and buses - do not like

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