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Jun 7, 2008 - Gorkha

Its time for something more ambitious, and we decide that a bike ride to Gorkha, the old capital, is it. Its was the Gorkha's who some 250 years ago decide to beat up their neighbours and then unified to form what is now Nepal. When the Brits turned up, they started enlisting some Nepalis into the British Army and started with the locals and formed a regiment which became known as the Gurkhas. Apparently a mis-spelling is how the regiment became spelt with a 'u' and not an 'o'. Gorkha is a very spead out town over the hills, and we have a...

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Where's Malcolm?

Nov 4, 2006 - Dakshinkali - Animal sacrafices...

Hmm... So far, I've seen KGB torture chambers, Hindu human cremation ceremonies, and now I've just experienced animal sacrafices. In fact, as a gift to my sherpas, I purchased a mutton as my offering to Kali. Let me tell you a bit about this place before I get into the specific details surrounding the "offerings." Dakshinkali is a Hindu temple about 45 minutes outside of Kathmandu. It's one of the few places that stil make animal sacrafies to the god Kali. The actual temple itself was very, very small, but there were hundreds of people...

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Oct 14, 2006 - Geckos tour from Kathmandu to Delhi begins

Hey everyone, as this is the last tme we wil have internet until we get to Delhi, we just thought we would let you know you can track our progress (well sort of) on the itinerary that we will be following from the gecko's website. http://www.geckos.com.au/india/trip_overview.asp?trip=2124 or try and read the one at the bottom... today as we sat in our room preparing to go out into Kathmandu again we did a little washing and watched a marathon of the series "entourage" on cable. (It's an HBO series, but don't worry about that). Even at the...

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May 11, 2006 - Dhading Village, Nepal

Highlights of Village trip Pursu, Dhading was more a district than a village. People live spread out amongst their small areas of terraced paddy fields. Little plots of land have been bought and sold over the centuries and are spread out over the district, some of them only a few metres long and three or four terraces deep. Well worn paths exist along the edges of the terraces and people were busy weeding the corn. Rice, beans and wheat are also grown in the appropriate seasons. There are still many trees. Kids as young as 5 or 6 scamper...

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Karen's Trip 2006

Sep 5, 2005 - Annapurna Circuit - going up.

Ok, another trek to try to summarise and some more photographs of white pointy tall things. This trek didn't start quite as adventurously as the Everest one, same early start (not appreciated after a football evening the night before) but now a tedious bus journey instead of an incredible flight. When the Indian tourist sat next to me followed the usual starter of "what is your country?" with "what is the best university in England?" I guessed that I could be in for 5 hours of mind-numbing conversation so grabbed my book from my bag and...

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Feb 2, 2005 - Kathmandu, Nepal

Well after the initial shock of leaving the luxury and developed Dubai we had finally started the first leg of the world tour. The Upshall's had arrived in Nepal! If you have ever been to India or the Far East you can probably relate to the madness that descended on us when we exited the airport, hungover(Craig)from a night on the sauce in Doha(Qatar) at about 0900 and a million people shouting "Hotel..taxi..where're you from, come with me I show you nice hotel, only $10" etc. So we jumped in the first cab and off we went through the mean...

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Upshalls on Tour

Nov 9, 2004 - Kathmandu for the last time

After 6 weeks I have to leave Nepal to continue my travel. It's a very sad feeling. I've come to love Nepal. The following photots shows some of the people I travelled with and places I hang out. Some of the personalities I just met for a few days, others I travelled with for weeks. Some ment a lot and i'll keep them in my heart forever, others where just passing by....

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Nov 2, 2004 - Nepal - Kathmandu

Hello All, Well we bid farewell to Vienna and arrived Kathmandu in the early hours of this morning. Kel, Daz, Tys and I arrived at our hotel safely after a rather eye-opening and somewhat frightening drive through Kathmandu from the airport. I didn't quite know what to expect however soldiers marching in the street with machine guns hadn't been a prominent feature in my visualisations. I was informed at the airport that I had a visitor awaiting my arrival at in the hotel lobby however when Tys and I arrived all we found was that we were...

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Sep 28, 2004 - Nepal, Kathmandu

Saa er jeg ankommet til Kathmandu. Ankomsten foeltes hektisk og der var meget larm og meget beskidt i Nepals hovedstad, saa jeg gik straks ned til et trekkingbureau og meldte mig paa en ti-dages tur til Bhairav Kund (en hellig soe ved gransen til Tibet). Da der imidlertid har vaeret maoistblokade siden jeg ankom, kan turen foerst begynde fra i overmorgen (hvor blokaden efter sigende skal ophoere), saa jeg har maattet acceptere byens hektiske liv i et par dage. Det hektiske liv er ogsaa saa som saa - siges det - for blokaden har gjort, at de...

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