Category Archives: Nepal 04/10

Nepal leftovers

Ok, so I was playing around with the new iLife ’11 .. and came across some video footage from our Nepal trip, which I never got to edit / publish .. so .. here is a bit of it

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Pretty much all Nepal photos

I am still tackling the challenge of how to best put the Nepal experience in publishing shape and form. Even though we were offline most of the time, as long as I had power, I wrote down the day’s experience … Continue reading

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And … we are back! (in Italy)

We somehow survived the 2.5 h stay in Abu Dhabi (different Terminal this time) in the middle of the night and our flight was only delayed by half an hour. The change from business class to economy was kinda painful, … Continue reading

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Yeah! Free Wi-Fi! Greetings again from Abu Dhabi

Was a loooong day today … (and still is) .. right now it is 1:30 AM in Abu Dhabi … and after 3AM in Katmandu … and I feel just like that. Since our flight was scheduled for the evening, … Continue reading

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Last minute sight seeing: Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath, a very important Hindu temple, and conveniently located very close to the airport, was our last destination in Nepal. It is a very impressive sight … you find many colorful Sadhu who are more than willing to pose for … Continue reading

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Swayabunath, Thamel, Tibetan lunch …

Somehow Julius is stuck in Safari mode and keeps waking up at 5:30 … Which was ok with me since I knew the power would go off at 7 AM and thus I had some time on the PC, while … Continue reading

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Trip back to Kathmandu

Since the flight situation was unclear and we really wanted to go back, we had arranged a car to bring us back to Kathmandu (half price of the plane tickets) and the ride was fairly smooth. Once we reached Kathmandu … Continue reading

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Back in Kathmandu …

Long drive back today (6h), but good driver and less traffic than the other days. And as a big surprise, I am now finding a wi-fi network that I can use my own computer on … the bad news, we … Continue reading

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Pokhara Lakeside (flight to Kathmandu cancelled)

Julius was up at 6:30, so, again fairly early begin of the day. (I tried to ignore him, though he actually snuggled with me for some time, I tried to show him it was still sleepy time. But around 7:07 … Continue reading

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Stuck in Pokhara

Finally, a life sign! As assumed before, we had no internet access the last 5 day, and worse, partially no access to electricity, water and even worse, COLD beer. But it got a notch better today, as we were to … Continue reading

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Tiger Tops Mountain Lodge Pokhara

Julius was up at 6:30, so, again fairly early begin of the day. Very nice breakfast and then a 2 hour ‘village walk’ through the community on the same hill as the lodge. Some houses here and there, some people … Continue reading

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Bandipur to Pokhara

Thanks to the sun and a bunch of roosters, yet another early wake up call. Packing, breakfast on the nice (but deserted) terrace. We met at 8 at the car and headed towards Pokhara, a 2 hour drive. Once we … Continue reading

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Bandipur

The afternoon in Bandipur was quite fascinating. While J&R took a nap (well, J was faking a nap, he actually slept a bit in the car), I walked around, and since this village is not that big, a came across … Continue reading

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Last elephant ride (TIGER), trip to Bandipur

Waking up again at 5:30, 6 AM elephant morning ride, this time all 9 elephants loaded with people. Different direction this time, as we approach the brush land, warning comes from the front that they spotted the wild male elephant … Continue reading

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Full day at Chitwan National Park

Early wake up call at 5:30, then 6 AM start of jeep safari. While the elephants only get as far as 5 km away from the Lodge, the jeep can cover a farther range (35km in our case). On the … Continue reading

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