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Nov 28, 2010 - Gokarna, Kopan Kloster & Bodnath Stupa

Nach dem Besuch des Gokarnaklosters gings weiter zum idyllisch gelegenen Kopankloster, welches ebenso als Yogaoase fuer interessierte westliche gaeste gilt. Gegen Mittag waren wir an der groessten Stupa desd Landes in Bodnath, eine ganz spezielle Athmosphaere dort, eine sehr grosse tibet. Exilgemeinde und ein toller Asublick auf den Hauptplatz von den Restaurants auf den Hausdaechern.

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Mar 30, 2008 - Kopan Monastery & Bodnath

Fui a visitar el Monasterio de Kopan, un monasterio budista bastante conocido que queda en la cima de un cerro como a 1/2 hora de KTM. El edificio es normal, pero las vistas son bonitas y los jardines tambien. Tienen una estupa y unos arreglos bonitos. Se puede ir a retiros de meditacion alli, de los de 10 dias donde no puedes hablar..... Despues camine como 1/2 hora a Bodnath, donde en el centro del pueblo hay una estupa muy famosa como sitio de meditacion, creo que la mas grande del valle de Kathmandu. El pueblo esta lleno de exiliados...

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Mar 22, 2008 - Kathmandu

This is my first entry! Have been on tender hooks all day, as my flight is leaving at 0045hrs I have had to keep myself busy. I have two teenage daughters who were quite sad that I was leaving so we went and had a beautiful lunch at our favourite Yum Cha in the city and then headed off to the movies to see Set it up 2. We all had a great time. At the airport now just hanging around waiting as you do in airports for my flight to leave.

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Nov 8, 2007 - NEPAL:Kathmandu

I love entering a new country. It's a new adventure. Crossing the border from Tibet into Nepal the changes were dramatic. The people looked more Indian than Mongolian, the scenery much more green and the women even more colourfully dressed in their saris than the Tibetans in their traditional dress. Babs and I were riding in the back of a pick-up hanging on for our lives as we sped through the winding hill-top roads sitting on everyone's backpacks. The journey although hair-raising at times was certainly more scenic than sitting inside with...

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Nov 6, 2007 - Phakding to Monjo

Today we walked steadily along the Dhut Kosi River to Monjo 3093 meters. The river is a very light green--unlike any other river I've seen. Dhut means milk in Nepali and the river is so light because it comes directly from the glaciers. Gratitudes: Highest waterfall I've ever seen dropping into a clear green pool Suspension bridge God knows how many feet above a raging river--I remain amazingly calm Comradery with my fellow trekkers Stopping after a steep climb--yes, I am getting my breath back Prayer flags Learning about Nepali politics...

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Barbara's Asia Trip

Nov 5, 2007 - Katmandu to Phakding

Yesterday in Katmandu our tour guide talked about the difference between East and West. West is individual--at it's worst isolation, each person for him/her self. East is interdependent, community is important, religion is integrated into life. Still there is a harshness to society here in Katmandu. There is a pecking order a way things are done. The traffic is unbeievably aggressive. There is good to both approaches I think. At noon we boarded a very small plane and headed to Lukla, 2886 meters. The airport was full of helicopters and...

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Barbara's Asia Trip

Nov 1, 2007 - Getting to Nepal

So I am finally in Nepal, but let me tell you, that was not as easy I would have hoped. I waited too long to book a direct flight from Delhi to Kathmandu so I decided to fly from Delhi to Varanasi. Then I was going to either take a train or a bus to the border of India where I would then switch to another bus or train to Kathmandu. When I figured out it was too late to book a direct flight I considered taking a sleeper train to Goraphur from Delhi, a 13hr stint. Instead, I thought I would be dealing with enough public transportation with...

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Aug 27, 2007 - Nepal

Luckily our tour guide tipped us off to get a window seat on the flight to Nepal so that we could get a view of Mt. Everest. Unlucky for us, we chose the incorrect side of the plane! Our flight wasn't full though so we managed to change seats just in time. The pictures don't do justice to just how massive the peaks really are and how high up they reach! Neither of us were sure what to expect of Nepal. However, in the end were very pleased with our experience. We stayed in an area called Thamel, which is the tourist section of Kathmandu....

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