Nepal
Nepal

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  • Day213

    I love a good wander...

    March 29 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Malcolm and I found ourselves up high on a hill overlooking Kathmandu and, rather than retrace our steps down a long and dusty road, we followed a random gully just to see what we could see. On the way down we surprised some local teenagers and politely declined their offer to join them smoking pot. A little further on we emerged onto a rice paddy where some younger boys spotted us and invited us to play with them. We happily accepted and had great sweaty fun playing soccer in the rice paddy.
    - Geoff
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  • Day219

    Celebrity surprise!

    April 4 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    An Australian guest, Brigitte, was at dinner tonight. We learned that she is a frequent visitor to Nepal - this time, here to lead a women’s group on a mountain trek. Curious, Geoff asked where she was from in Australia, to which she replied “Natimuk”. “I lived there too, many years ago,” said Geoff - “I remember it because it is the home town of the first Australian woman to climb Mount Everest!” “Yes”, said Brigitte - “that’s me.”Read more

  • Day211

    We're in Nepal!

    March 27 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Joy! Our living temperature went from 35° (India) to 16° (Nepal)!! We arrived safely in Kathmandu yesterday after an unusually bumpy flight from Delhi.
    We will be in Nepal for five weeks, out of the twelve weeks left in the whole trip.
    - Chloë

  • Day223

    Daddy Daughters Day Out

    April 8 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Yesterday morning, we were supposed to all have a day out in the town. Then, Malcolm got grumpy, which mixed us all up. After a while, Dad, Dale and I were on our way to Ratna Park, and Lara and grumpy Malcom were going to spend the day together. When we got to the park, it was actually pretty nice, with some ponds, trees, and benches. After we paid the 150 Rupee foreign entrance fee (about 1$/person, Dale was free), we went looking for a shady bench. Since all the shady benches were taken, we decided to stop under a big tree, with thick branches. Big mistake. We had been there for only a few seconds, when a pigeon that was hiding in the tree, poop-bombed all three of us in one shot! Dale got it on her hat, I got it on my shirt and in my hair, and Dad got it all over his face and sunglasses!!! 🐦💩💣🧢👚🕶🤢🤮
    Then, we took some post-pigeon-poop pictures under an umbrella. Then we walked down some small, crowded streets of a local market, past the tiny Ganesh temple, with the ‘celestial fish(?)’. When we got into Thamel, the Kathmandu tourist area, we went to the Astrek climbing center, and did lots of bouldering, and some workouts. Then, we were on our way out to find a taxi back to our neighbor hood, and we spotted a tiny tea shop. The lady made us some golden tips tea, and we really liked it, so we bought 200g of tea for 2000 rupees (about 30$). Then we met Malcolm (not grumpy anymore) and Lara at a pizza place for some pizza.
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    -Chloë
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  • Day222

    Hanging out in Kathmandu

    April 7 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We are enjoying our not-so-busy time in Kathmandu - especially our neighbourhood, which is a stomach-churning 40 minute drive from the main tourist area, but is easy walking distance to several fun places, including a beautiful part of Shivapuri National Park (more next post). We have been lucky to meet a Canadian family with the last name Malcolm, and an American family with the last name Dale. And of course, it is a delight to just spend time with our host family. Time will start to really speed up soon, as we approach the last 2 months of our trip... so I am glad for the slow pace here and now. - LaraRead more

  • Day222

    Exploring Shivapuri national park

    April 7 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    In some ways, Shivapuri national park could almost be Gatineau park, just with higher hills, more cows, goats, and garbage... oh yes, and more prayer flags. It is really beautiful, even with overcast skies.

  • Day242

    Day 1 In Chitwan National Park

    April 27 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 35 °C

    Hello everyone! Today we arrived in Chitwan National Park at around 12:30 and we were settled into our hotel by 1:00! Just a quick update, Chitwan is a national park which is home to lots of animals and is a very touristy place with lots of hotels! Today at 5:15 we started a walk through the village surrounding our hotel and lots of huge Asian elephants passed us! The guide showed us a cool cotton tree with cotton hanging of its branches! A storm had started and we could hear faint thunder and little drops of rain started to bounce off our heads! After about 25 minutes of walking we came to a large field with a little river flowing gracefully through the middle of the field! My parents apparently saw two alligator eyes poking out of the water but none of the kids saw them☹️! We kept walking and we saw huge clumps of poo which are actually rhino droppings and they supposedly come back to the same spot every time to do their business! After that we went to a fenced area where we saw 4 kinds of wild deer! Unfortunately the kids were too small so they couldn’t see very well☹️! By this time the storm had gotten bigger with lots of thunder and winds were getting stronger and the rain was falling faster and faster by the second! After that another tour guide started shouting at his group “Rhino Rhino Rhino!” We all ran and sure enough in another fenced off field three rhinos were grazing quietly on the tall grass! They had huge plates like armour and long horns and although we had already seen them in the Montpellier Zoo, it was nothing compared to seeing them in the wild! Suddenly their was a huge thunderclap and a zap of lightning from the sky! Rain started pouring in us and huge gusts of wind almost blew us over! We watched as the rhino’s walked back into the dense forest as cotton from the trees started falling of and flying through the air at high speed! Unfortunately we didn’t get a video but it was really cool😎😜!
    We managed to get all the way back to our hotel just as the storm got worse! We were just recovering from our final sprint back to the hotel and my dad went to check outside and he saw a man cleaning the pool with a long metal pole! Talk to you soon! Malcolm😎🤓😜😝😇😃🥳🤩🤯💩👽
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  • Day214

    The Himalayas Are Hiding...

    March 30 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    We joined two Americans (Danielle and Christian) and another Canadian (Shanice) on this day trip to Nagarkot, outside of Kathmandu. We climbed to an elevation of about 2000m and trekked along a ridge overlooking stepped farm fields and tiny villages. Typically this hike affords views of the nearby Himalayas, unfortunately we had a cloudy day and weren’t able to see them yet. Everyone keeps promising that they are there.
    - Geoff
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  • Day225

    Kopan Monastery

    April 10 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Kopan Monastery was a short 20minute walk up the hill from our homestay. Many children are sent here from remote rural villages as early as the of 6 or 7 to get a good education. We enjoyed visiting the monastery many times during our stay in Kathmandu to do school work or just to have a snack on our way home from a hike.Read more

  • Day233

    Friendship Homestay

    April 18 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We had a great stay with Nima and Sharada and their 6 month old son Urgain. Also living with us were grandparents, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, the odd trekking guide here and there, and from time to time some other foreign guests as well. We loved having meals with the family, playing cards and board games and exploring the neighbourhood which was well removed from the bustling tourist district.Read more

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