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Bandhs and snoopy planes on the way to Kathmandu

Day 11 – Nepal 2008 We had decided on day 1 in Pokhara that our return journey to Kathmandu would be by plane. This was partly a wussy move prompted by the nasty 13 hour bus journey on the way there, but also partly a strategic move because we had then discovered how lucky we were to have escaped Kathmandu at all that day. It turned out that the population had called one of it’s infamous... read more

Experiencing the saddle of rock in Pokhara, Nepal.

Day 10 – Nepal 2008 We planned our second day in Pokhara to be a bit more active than the first and after another huge breakfast (loving these cooked brekkies for 80p every day!) we sought out a bike hire shop to get ourselves kitted out on two wheels. I was looking forward to this, having not been on a bike in weeks, but my hopes were dashed when we finally found the place hidden down a dodgy... read more

Peace in Pokhara, Nepal – Boating and beers on the Phewa

Day 9 – Nepal 2008 So, away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, out in the countryside and the mountains, Pokhara was bliss. We left the U&I hotel after a pretty spectacular breakfast, amazing for the accompanying views rather than an orgasmic piece of toast and jam. The hotel’s eating area was right on the top floor, looking out over the Annapurna mountain range, and we scoffed... read more

Kathmandu to Pokhara – The trouble with buses in Nepal…

Day 8 – Nepal 2008 The departure for Pokhara this morning wasn’t exactly a rushed affair after last night’s bevvying. We sat around cramming a pretty decent breakfast into us for a good hour before saying bye to Marco and Gille and heading off to the station with the Germans. The bus we were planning to get was called a micro-bus by the locals and turned out to be a pretty modern looking... read more

White water rafting from the Tibet Border to Kathmandu

Day 7 – Nepal 2008 We were up quite early for the rafting and after a decent wee buffet breakfast were loaded back onto the death bus for a quick ride down to the start line. It was a roasting day and I was really looking forward to starting – I’ve wanted to try white water rafting for years but never got round to it. The leader gave us the standard safety talk before splitting us up... read more

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