Lumbini, bithplace of The Buddha, now home to a multiplex of ornate Buddhist monasteries from around the world. Our first stop was the Vietnamese monastery, where although it was closed, a short man in a red tracksuit (not sure if he actually worked there) let us in. We saw large concrete lotus flowers, fake mountains and statues of various birds. Well, we thought they were statues until one moved, and then started trumpetting. It was the internationally threatened Saurus Crane. Now we know why - if it did that outside my bedroom I'd threaten it too.