A February 2005 trip
to Pokhara by middy_me
Quote: This is about checking out the Annapurna Range from higher ground and coming across some soldiers who didn't look particularly friendly.
A bike hire (80 Nepalese rupees) is great fun. A French volunteer from a local Tibetan community told me to stay on the trails because her work colleagues have seen heaps of soldiers in the area.
Family-run guesthouses are great in the back areas of Lakeside. They get to know you and chat with you.
It was great having so many considerate locals look out for my welfare. They offered me food, looked out for my bag whenever lots of people got on, and asked others where my guesthouse was located for me.
After a brief chat about the day's events with the manager, I was escorted into the dining room and offered a free meal while watching the local news.
Warm water and local whisky were brought out by 'the boy', and I put on a brave face and sipped away, pretending to enjoy it. It did warm me up, though, which was pleasing.
Dinner was provided on a metal tray and had roti to dip into a number of side dishes. The spiciness of the food suited my rather uncultured Australian tastebuds.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 11, 2005