Kathmandu District

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  • Day213

    I love a good wander...

    March 29, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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
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  • Day223

    Daddy Daughters Day Out

    April 8, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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.Read more

  • Day60

    A kathmandu.. vacci tu

    March 4 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Nepal, il terzo paese più povero dell’Asia.. e si vede! Come ogni città asiatica la capitale è discutibile! Case che stanno in piedi per grazia divina, traffico di motorini allucinante... semafori o attraversamenti pedonali inesistenti! Boh
    Non potete capire i cavi elettrici, ovunque che penzolano per la strada. Ecco questa città non mi piace per niente.
    La notte siamo state svegliate da un bellissimo topolino in camera, per non parlare dei materassi, dormire sulle assi di legno è nettamente più comodo.
    Ribadisco che saranno due lunghe settimane, e pensare che qua siamo nella capitale. Non voglio immaginare nel villaggio.
    Oggi la mattina ci hanno fatto “orientation” praticante non ci hanno detto assolutamente NIENTE, e poi siamo andati a fare un giro per la città. Prima nel centro, dove si vede che è una zona un po’ più turistica.
    Poi siamo andati al tempio delle scimmie e al Buddha park. Molto bella la vista sopra la città e molto carine le scimmie che girano libere per la città. Il tempio niente di che, ma posizione bella. La giornata era limpida quindi si riuscivano a vedere anche le colline dietro.
    Domani partiremo per il progetto in macchina, sarà lunga!
    Ah dimenticavo di dirvi della cosa più disgustosa che ho bevuto: the burro latte e sale. Abominevole
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  • Day225

    Kopan Monastery

    April 10, 2019 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, 2019 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

  • Day70

    Nepal Tag 13

    March 10 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Start in den Tag:

    Tag in 6 Worten:
    ▪️Abflugtag (nicht!)
    ▪️Department of Immigration
    ▪️Freuen uns über 15 weitere Tage in Nepal
    ▪️Deutschperuanische Reisegruppe getroffen

    Was hat uns heute ein Lächeln auf die Lippen gezaubert:
    Wir können doch noch Pokhara besuchen. 😍😁

    🕗 Toast with omelette
    🕗 Toast with omelette
    🕐 Chocolatcroissant
    🕐 Chocolatcroissant und Kuchen
    🕑 Garlic Naan
    🕕 Veg. Momo
    🕕 Veg. Momo

    Besondere Begegnungen:
    Sehr viele, aber keiner von ihnen konnte uns heute nach Myanmar bringen.

    💡Das Reisen gestaltet sich schwieriger zur Zeit.
    💡Im Department of immigration zuerst ne Nummer ziehen, dann zum Eintippautomaten (wie auch am Flughafen) gehen, danach geht's zum durchchecken (kein Plan was da gemacht wird) und danach zum bezahlen. Anschließend gibt man den Reisepass ab und bekommt ihn, durch aufrufen, mit neuem Stempel wieder. Fertig! 😁
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