Chris Burton

Joined February 2017
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    Kathmandu Hotel

    February 19, 2017 in Nepal

    Driving is chaos every dude for himself. Stopped at a cash machine and felt like I'd done bank robbery with a huge wad of notes.
    Made it to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu and revised with an everest beer. When in Rome...
    The room was spacious overlooking the courtyard, they insisted some elderly sherpas would deliver cases to the room.

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    Arrival

    February 19, 2017 in Nepal

    After 24 hours on the road we finally arrived to the chaos of Kathmandu.
    The visa cost £22 each and the application was disorganised but we eventually made it out of the airport.
    Local currency was impossible to order outside of Nepal and there were no cash machines at the airport, yet everyone wanted tipping just for touching your case. We found our driver (like a scene out of Life Of Brian, everyone claimed to be our driver) and the ride to our hotel was just 20 minutes.Read more

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    Qatar Stopover

    February 19, 2017 in Qatar

    The quietest international airport I've ever seen! Made our base for 6 hours in a cafe, the waiter was from Kathmandu.
    Flight appeared on the board as leaving 90 minutes early (giving us just 5 minutes to get to the gate and board when we noticed) but after we paniced we were told this was a mistake and it was on time.

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    Doha

    February 19, 2017 in Qatar

    After a dreadful flight from Manchester to Qatar, finally arrived in Doha.
    Flew on the Dreamliner but unlike the Thomson and Ethiopian planes which have a 3-3-3 seating arrangement, Qatar have squashed in 3-4-3 plus extra rows. I have never felt so cramped on a flight before and I'd definately avoid this route in future. There were a few confrontations with angry passengers who want to recline which was very uncomfortable for those sat behind.
    Service was poor too, it took 2 hours to get the food cleared and they randomly missed rows (us included multiple times) when serving food and drink.
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