NAMASTE From Nepal's Himalayas! "First we go Up, Up, Up - slowly, slowly for 2 hours. Then Down. Then cross the river on the suspension bridge, then more Up, Up, Up- then some zig zag, then more Up and Down, Up and Down" says Jivan, the Nepalese Guide we've hired for our Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek. "OMG!!" think Yak (Tom) and Nak (Linda) to themselves. We're a few days into our 10 day hike and every morning our briefing sounds something like this. We wan...
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KKKKKK Kathmandu! We're here!! Bring on the Himalayas!! What a great place! We arrived late at nite via a circuitous routing from Male, Maldives through Doha, Qatar on a plane full of Nepalese oil /gas field workers returning home. The airport taxi and hotel touts did their best to catch our attention, but it was a minor swarm compared to India, and a car from Khangsar Guesthouse was waiting for us. Such service! Completely unexpected from a guesthouse that on...