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Entries from April 2010

patan

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments

patan is the twin city of kathmandu south of the bagmati river and like kathmandu was an independent kingdom until 300 years ago nepal was united under one king. the durbar square… former home of the king. patan is wonderful to take a walk and to get lost in the small alleys. still it feels […]

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boudhanath stupa

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments

on the other side of town in the east is another stupa, again unesco world heritage site but easier to access without monster stairs to climb. the stupa is the center of a round square around which nice little buildings are forming a ring with mostly tourist things: eat, sleep, buy, chat. but also nice […]

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swayambhunath stupa

April 25th, 2010 · No Comments

one morning i visited the swayambhunath stupa per cycle. without the luggage it is always amazing how close it feels to flying. there is almost a small village surrounding the stupa. today the buildings are mostly occupied by little handicraft shops. and the view over kathmandu… i’ll leave for tibet the 1st of may and […]

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pokhara – kathmandu

April 24th, 2010 · No Comments

after some days rest in pokhara and feasting in my favourite restaurant around the corner, i started towards kathmandu. the scenery was beautiful most of the time though the traffic was not. to take a rest at places to escape the traffic and honking became necessary. luckily such places could be found. after the last […]

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coming down

April 24th, 2010 · No Comments

the way down wasn’t much easier and i was thinking about cycling once in a while where mostly going uphill is the effort… after the pass, the head filled with impressions and the big goal no longer in front, the trekking felt as if coming slowly to an end… one of the highlights on the […]

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thorong la

April 20th, 2010 · No Comments

before reaching the pass we made our way to the high camp. some hundred meters in altitude in one hour. we started early in the morning to make it to the pass before sunrise. it was a wonderful sight all the dancing flashlights moving slowly uphill, sometimes reflecting on fields of snow or illuminating the […]

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manang

April 20th, 2010 · No Comments

with 3500 meters above sea level, manang was the first place where i felt the decreased amount of oxygen in the air. but after a good night’s sleep my body seemed to get along pretty well with that. built on a hill facing the annapurna peaks II, III & IV, manang is a nice place […]

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trekking

April 20th, 2010 · No Comments

there were some things to do before starting the trek. getting a permit and the equipment being the most important things. good shoes, warm sleeping bag, sunscreen and cream for dry lips as well as some dried fruits and nuts for energy. but after two days i got most of it together. especially the renting […]

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birthday breakfast bliss

April 14th, 2010 · No Comments

31.03.2010. pokhara. nice breakfast with mountain view. the rest of the day i spent preparing for the trekking.

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flower movement – the tipping point?

April 14th, 2010 · No Comments

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