Posted by: benphia | October 28, 2008

3rd day in Kathmandu: More relaxing…

Hello all,

We’re currently in the internet room of our hotel relaxing after a morning breakfast of garlicy- potatoes, garlicy-mixed veggies, pancakes and milk tea. Mmm…

Kathmandu is an experience that leaves us both exhausted. The food is delicious and we’ve enjoyed some interesting restaurants playing good ol’ American tunes. We had some delicious Nepali food at the restaurant run by the wife of Karma (the owner of Mountain Tribes), and we met our trekking guide and cook.

We haven’t ventured off the hotel grounds too much, other than to eat lunch/dinner and look around a bit. It is very intense in the streets of Thamel (the tourist district where we are staying), especially since there is a festival happening these days we are in town. It is the festival of lights, and there have been firecrackers adding to the usually noisiness of the town. There also have been beautiful candles, light stings (x-mas lights), and marigold garlands decorating the streets.

We did venture out to a site with temples yesterday. It surprised us how busy these “spiritual” areas were. The temples were old and yet did not seem to have the respect they deserved. It was a bit disconcerting for myself and I can’t wait to leave the city and see monasteries and temples out in the countryside.

Imagine this image with four times as many people.

Note: We leave for the trek tomorrow and we will be without internet for the duration of our journey. We will post again after we return from the Himalaya.

Benjamin + Sophia




    I am drinking up your descriptions! Looking SO forward to hearing all about your adventures to come along the trekin trail,

    sendin love from the u.s.

  2. Safe travels, friends! I can’t wait to hear some tales.

  3. I’m so glad to see that you’re posting here. I look forward to reading more!

  4. Hello travelers –
    Wonderful journey – memories for a lifetime – where to next? Thanks for sharing this trip with us.
    Our best Thanksgiving wishes to you both.

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