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Oct 11, 2018 - Nepal Nirvana - Oct 11, 2018 Nagarkot to Bhaktapur and Kathmandu

A decision was made last night to spend the morning here as it is just so serene and beautiful. We rise at 6:00am for the sunrise over the Himalayan, however the clouds are still hanging around, positive note - it does make for mysterious photos. Breakfast is leisurely and we arrive at different times. Before too long, the lure of the gift shop takes us all back and the shopping frenzy continues. Many a Christmas gift has been purchased, and the first plan of action back in Kathmandu will be to acquire extra bags to carry the goodies home...

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Oct 4, 2015 - Day tour - Kathmandu surroundings

The tour I "agreed" and paid for yesterday meant that at 9:00am today I was going to be picked up at my hotel by my guide and driver and we'd be heading out to four main sites that are each about 20mins out of town. After a bit of confusion Krishna finally figured which foreigner he was supposed to be picking up and off we went. Being in the car gave me a different vantage point and I think it should improve my pedestrian skills. Krishna was off and running with the history lessons. He was obviously very knowledgeable and his english was...

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Sep 5, 2011 - Bhaktapur

So we really didn't like Kathmandu all that much and have decided to move to a small town on the outskirts called Bhaktapur. It is a really well preserved town, there are lots of local farmers and people still living in the old style here. But there is also the tourist scene of course, kind of because of the preservation, it is a sight to see. We are staying in a really cool little place with a great lookout on one of the town squares. There is continual traditional music and drums and chanting all day long. And the stupid roosters crow all...

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Nov 30, 2010 - Bhaktapur

Vielleicht die schoenste der alten Koenigsstaedte, mit den groessten und beeindruckendsten Tempeln. Aber auch hier waren es die Stunden, die wir in den Seitengaesschen verbrachten, die das wahre Alltagsleben zum Vorschein brachte. Chillitrocknen, Schafshaarausklopfen zu Decken, Waesche waschen im Fluss, frischgeborene arme kleine Hunde, frisch gebrannte Tongefaesse, alte Frauen am Spinnrad,... All das schreiben wir euch aus dem bisher wohl herzlichsten Hotel der Reise, dem Courtyard Hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu -gefuehrt von einem jungen,...

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Nov 12, 2010 - Annapurna Circuit Trek: Tag 8: Manang 3540m (zur Akklimatisation)

1 Akklimatisationstag in manang. Maechtig throhnt am gegenueberliegenden Berghang der Gangapurna, sowie das Panorama der Annapurnagipfel 1 bis 3. Morgens gehts sehr steil rauf auf ca 3900m (u. wieder retour) und dem Eisfeld des Gangapurnagletschers, sowie formidablen Aussichten auf Manang, Gletscherseen und ein gewaltiges Bergpanorama. Da wir auch wirklich nur das allernoetigste mithaben, ist 1 Waschtag ueberfaellig. Danke Nici fuer die duennen und leichten Waschblaettchen, die wir nun zum ersten Mal brauchen, in der wohl schoensten...

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Oct 31, 2009 - Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur is a UNESCO Heritage site and there is a charge of $10 USD or 750 Rs for non-SAARC members. I haven’t the foggiest what a SAART member is, so I guess that excludes me. The funds supposedly go directly to the repair and upkeep of the heritage buildings on site. Considering that many of the UNESCO Heritage sites in Nepal are in danger of being lost, I am understandingly skeptical. I paid the entry fee regardless and was given a pass that is good for seven days. The pass may be extended at any UNESCO Heritage site point of entry,...

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Sep 7, 2009 - Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur is an old city where the Mali kings dynasty resided for centuries. The city was reconstructed with the help of the Germans, with a stipulation that no cars will enter the old city, this rule has been breeched in the last few years, but still there are a small amount of cars and the police occasionally picks a target and compensates his motor bike. We spent a lovely week in Bhaktapur: • Touring the beautiful streets, palace and temples. • Walking in the roads less traveled by- in the marginalized parts of town. • Escaping the...

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Mar 15, 2009 - Kathmandu Valley - The start

Well I have arrived safe and well in Bhaktapur which is in Kathmandu Valley. It reminds me a lot of India, same smells, street stalls, old falling down buildings, but it is a little more relaxed atmosphere than India not too many people hassling you to buy goods. It is really hazy here because it hasn't rained for 6 weeks. We had trouble landing because visibility was really poor. However we could see the mountain peaks, and Mt Everest through the clouds as we were flying in which was amazing! I met up with my fellow travellers - Nancy and...

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Mar 6, 2009 - Speed-hiking, slow-biking, and big-eating

Sitting here in the not so aptly named "Trendy Cafe" down the street from my school enjoying a glass of red wine by candelight - the romantic ambiance thanks to the load-shedding - now up to a ridiculous 20 hours a day. Having only 4 hours of electricity a day (sometimes between the oh-so-convenient hours of midnight and 4am) seems to be making even the laid-back Nepalis a little miffed. I'm happy for the time to relax though after enduring a 12 mile speed-hike over the weekend. On Friday there was a teacher's strike as predicted. So I set...

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Feb 10, 2009 - A trip to Bhaktapur and a day without daal bhat!

Thanks to rehearsals for the school's Parent's Day on Monday, I was able to get both Saturday and Sunday off this past weekend for fun-time activities. I decided to meet back up with one of the other volunteers (Micah/Milan) for a walk around Bhaktapur ( a town just to the east of Kathmandu) since he is stationed pretty close to there. I felt very brave as I made my way there using only public transportation. (Of course there are no route maps or schedules - you just have to 'know' somehow. Being able to read the nepali signs on the buses...

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May 4, 2008 - Bhaktapur - sorglose Tage in der Königsstadt

Vor allem anderen: Bitte schreibt uns NUR über die Hompage unserer Reise-Website (Rechts oben über den Link "Leave a Message"). Wir können hier in 9 von 10 Fällen nicht in unsere Telekom-Adresse und Eure Nachrichten erreichen uns daher nicht und das tut uns leid. Bhaktapur ist von Kathmandu nicht einmal so weit entfernt wie Ubud von Denpasar, es dauert aber viel länger, hier her zu kommen; allein bis man aus Kathmandu draussen ist, braucht man eine Stunde. Der Straßenverkehr in den geschäftigen neuen Teilen der Stadt mutet richtiggehend...

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