Tim and Mari’s World Tour #20

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Nepal April 12-June 8 For those curious readers who have been wondering what what had happened to us, we are currently in Kathmandu, and have been in Nepal for six weeks now. In that time we have done 26 days of hiking, followed by a few relaxing days in Pokhara (where the internet wasn’t working […]

When Adventure Turns Into Misadventure (2/2)

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The early trekking part of our trip was not the pure Himalayan adventure we had anticipated but became largely an urban/rural cultural excursion, which in its own right was quite fascinating and certainly wildly different and unfamiliar to us First World types. Were we disappointed because our trip had changed character? A little, yes – […]

When Adventure Turns Into Misadventure (1/2)

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Weather forces a change of plan in a trekking and

Kathmandu, Nepal – September 1999

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First Impressions My first time in Assan, the shopping district I have been here for two weeks now and have not yet ventured out of Kathmandu. I am trying to learn the language a little better before I set out anywhere. Anyone who tells you it is an easy language to pick up is lying. […]

Kathmandu, Nepal

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First Impressions My first time in Assan, the shopping district I have been here for two weeks now and have not yet ventured out of Kathmandu. I am trying to learn the language a little better before I set out anywhere. Anyone who tells you it is an easy language to pick up is lying. […]

The Millennium Trip – Letter #8

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Namaste everyone, I love Kathmandu. I am sorry, but I do. Without doubt it has been the most tourist-orientated city so far, unquestionably the most expensive. Despite all this, despite myself, I have been seduced by it’s filter coffees, it’s sit-down loos and it’s supermarkets selling Gillette shaving blades and Werther’s Original sweets. Yesterday evening […]

The Millennium Trip – Letter #7

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Namaste All, Like an infection, I seemed to pick up some bad karma in India. In Agra, while walking around the Taj Mahal in the 43°C heat, I caught bronchitis. The following morning I woke early and took a cycle rickshaw to the station in time to catch my 1st Class air-conditioned – with free […]