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February 28th, 2011 | Asia

Kool Times in Kathmandu…

The last few days in Kathmandu have been pleasant and warm for the most part, but when the sun goes down, the temperature drops significantly… To the point where I not only slept in my long thermal underwear, but on two consecutive nights had to wear my fleecy to bed as well…!! A constant breeze […]

February 27th, 2011 | Asia

Himalayan Times…

I have had a bit of fun browsing through the local rags to see what the nation is up to… It was good to see that the government is cracking down on illegal tree felling and timber harvesting… It would seem that many of the forestry officers put in place to protect these resources, are […]

February 25th, 2011 | Asia

Kracking on to Kathmandu…

Man alive…!! The ride to Kathmandu took me six hours…!! It is a very long way after all…!! Yeah, about 205 km from Sauraha…!! I left Sauraha and made my way back to the “highway”, where the dusty gravel road meets it at Bhandara… And there came across a wedding party…!! Nepali style…!! The groom […]

February 23rd, 2011 | Asia

Elephant Safari…

My elephant safari was great fun, and I had the company of a trio of Irish folk as company, and with their sense of humour, our ride was always going to be a laugh…!! Once Deborah, Luke, Paul and I had squeezed ourselves into the tiny wooden frame on the elephants back, we set off […]

February 22nd, 2011 | Asia

Jeep Safari into Chitwan…

I had come to Chitwan hoping to see a Tiger in the wild… But long before I arrived there, I had already been told that less than 1% of people visiting the park ever get to see these elusive animals… “Any chance of seeing Tigers…? some hopeful soul asked… “I am not sure….” the guide […]

February 22nd, 2011 | Asia

Encounters with Elephants…

I have always been fascinated by elephants… Their sheer size, their obvious intelligence and the fact that they can move as silently as ghosts through the thickest of bush will always amaze me… I have walked up to within a few yards of elephant and never saw them until they “allowed” themselves to be seen… […]