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Nepal 2014

Summary: Everest Base Camp Trek -Shivalaya - EBC - Lukla

NEPAL | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Views [475]

Summary: In April 2014, three 66+ year-old men made the long trek from Shivalaya to Everest Base Camp, using the first 7 days to acclimatize at lower altitude and get into better physical condition before tackling the arduous high altitude stages.... Read more >

Tags: everest base camp, lukla, shivalaya, trek

In and around Kathmandu

NEPAL | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | Views [525]

I've been thinking of what to write about the principal sights of Kathmandu. A long day tour took us to several Hindu and Buddhist sites and princely relics. These are shabby and less colourful in comparison to the temple and palace splendours of Thailand, ... Read more >

Tags: bhaktapur, kathmandu, pashupatinath ghats, swayambhu

Cities as Living Organisms

NEPAL | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | Views [536]

I'm sure this isn't original but walking around Kathmandu I am reminded of an old thought: how alike an old city is to a living organism. Lanes and alleyways feed into streets and roads and these into squares and major roads, not unlike the capillaries ... Read more >

Tags: city, kathmandu

Singing bowls of Kathmandu

NEPAL | Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | Views [2743]

Arrived at 11pm at airport at Kathmandu. Was expecting an Indian-like scrummage but pleasantly surprised how low key the taxi touts were. Prepaid taxi to Thamel Rs800 and a bumpy ride to the hotel in the gloomy night. Several hours later, awake, much ... Read more >

Tags: kathmandu, thamel streets, tibetan bowls

To Kathmandu

NEPAL | Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | Views [675]

Checked in a 13kg backpack and carried on another 8kg of stuff that didn't fit in it. All these bags I seem to need... a backpack to carry, a duffle to give to the porters, a day pack for rest days and a bag to leave in Kathmandu.... Too much stuff I'm ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, everest base camp, people, trekking

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