Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bodhnath temple, Kathmandu

On the outskirts of Kathmandu is one of the most revered temples in all of Nepal and certainly the largest stupa in Asia, Bodhnath. Originally Boudha was a stopping point on the trade route from Lhasa (Tibet) and Kathmandu (Nepal). … Continue reading


Kathmandu – a city of contrasts

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and like many large cities it is a mix of peoples, styles and cultures. It is a sprawling metropolis of over a million people, Nepali and displaced Tibetans living side by side in … Continue reading


Just had to laugh – Delhi airport

Some transit days are easy. You get up, pack, hit the road and everything just goes according to plan. And then there are the other days… 😉 Having sold the bike we decided to head back to Nepal for a … Continue reading


Goodbye both India and the Enfield

Before leaving Nainital Dave took the bike to a mechanic to get a quick check up on a random clunk (which was nothing to be worried about) and while he was there got chatting to a local fellow who upon … Continue reading


The town for local tourists – Nainital

The north-western areas of India (Uttarakand province and north) share the Himalayas with Nepal so the countryside is vastly different and so are the temperatures. Having spent a month in 35degC+ temps we decided to ‘head for the hills’ to … Continue reading

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Border crossings

Our Nepali visa was coming close to expiry so we made a run to the western border of Nepal heading in to India. The border towns that we have been to (Sunali on the southern border to India and Mahendranagar … Continue reading

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Safari in Chitwan National Park

After our little mountain experience of cockroaches and howling dogs (see here) we headed down to the plains of lower Nepal to visit Chitwan National Park, home to 225 tigers, heaps of rhino and sloth bears, monkeys and deer. Sounded … Continue reading