Bāgmatī Zone

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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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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • Day31

    Katmandu - Encore un faux départ...

    April 10 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Bon.. ce voyage est vraiment une succession de faux départs. L'avion, le passage du Thorungla, et maintenant ce sont les premiers coups de pédales qui sont reportés de 24h...

    Après le départ des gars ce matin je finis mes affaires, répartis le chargement, fixe les sacoches. Ça prend du temps. Puis c'est un gros "oups" au moment de descendre mon vélo d'un étage. Je peux à peine le porter. Il me semble énorme et très peu commode !

    Avant de m'elancer dans la circulation, je m'entraîne donc à quelques mini-tours dans le jardin, sous les yeux étonnés des voyageurs et de mon nouvel ami belge, Jonas. Conclusion rapide : je ne m'en sors pas, je trimballe trop. J'aurai beaucoup de mal à "jouer" et à m'insérer dans le trafic avec si peu de maniabilité.... Et d'après Jonas le vélo a besoin d'un dernier check up/coup de pompe. Il est aussi sceptique sur mon pas de vis abîmé.

    Et c'est reparti pour un nouveau tri et du bricolage. Je me résous à envoyer un colis en France. Et à donner/ jeter. Quelques centaines de grammes encore gagnés. Snif mon "pantalon de soirée", mon guide (papier) de Birmanie, 1001 petits trucs que je finis par juger inutiles. Et oui quand on ne part pas direct à vélo, on n'a pas la même perception du poids !
    Pendant ce temps, Jonas, adorable, a réussi à trouver le dernier outil qui me manquait et à faire une réparation de fortune pour la vis. Pour l'indépendance totale et féminine on repassera hein...

    Bon évidemment, envoyer le colis à la poste n'a pas marché du premier coup. Maison des fous épisode 2. Mais j'y retourne demain premiere heure, direct avec mon vélo et mon colis, et promis, je m'en vais pour de bon de Katmandou. Je crois qu'il faut accepter la règle des "24h plus tard" quand le premier essai semble trop compliqué...
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Bāgmatī Zone, Bagmati Zone

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