Nepal Part VI

Thu 7/28, day 43 Nathan: It was not a good night for me. We had a flip flop in bowel health – Amy was now fine but I had slept very poorly, having tried to ignore the rumbling for a long time but unable to… by the time 2am came around it was an emergency… Read More

Nepal V:

Wed 7/27, day 42 Nathan: There are a lot of established trekking routes in Nepal, and all along the way there are guest houses and places to stop for dal bhat or tea or coffee or a slice of apple pie. It’s like a traditional hospitality version of tourism that benefits everyone that lives, works, Read More

Nepal IV: Start, Stop, Start

Mon 7/25-Tue 7/26, days 40-41 Amy: We were supposed to leave for GP Monday morning at 6 am, but the prime minister resigned Sunday and now the Maoist Party is calling for a general strike. Nepal’s civil war ended about a decade ago and one of the compromises made was that there would be a Read More

Nepal Part III: Out on the town

Sat 7/23, day 38 Amy: Finally on Saturday (July 23), five days after we landed, we headed down to the heavily damage Durbar Square, on our own. A former royal palace and home of one of the Kumaris (pre-pubescent girls who are living Hindu goddesses). Before we got to the square, we actually had to get Read More

Nepal II: Hiding out/Hanging out

Tue 7/19-Fri 7/22, days 34-37 Amy: PJ and Lizzy live in a Tibetan section of town near the Swayambhunath (Monkey) Temple. Colorful prayer flags are everywhere. There are numerous refugee groups in Nepal and about 15,000 from Tibet, which is less than 50 miles north of the valley. I think Nathan and I were both Read More