Pokhara Journals

Encounters with Nepalese Soldiers

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.

Encounters with Nepalese Soldiers

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Overview

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I went for a bike ride in Pokhara and got the perfect reflection picture of the fishtail on the water from the dam. I then carried my bike for half an hour through the jungle up a steep slope hoping to get to a stupa for some more good views. I was told I could find a track up there. I got lost and was stuck on a very steep slope. I followed some local ladies herding a cow in the distance but lost them too. I kept walking/slipping and came past some rocks dripping with sweat when I was confronted by some ... wait for it . . . jungle soldiers. Feeling terrified, I turned around, and in my rush, tumbled a few metres down hill. The bike got pretty banged up after I literally threw it downwards. I didn't ...Read More

Guesthouse

Restaurant

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Having had a tough day exploring, I ventured back into the familiar surrounds of my guesthouse and its vast array of potted plants. The greetings provided by the friendly staff are always a rejuvenating experience and a reminder of just how friendly the Nepalese really are. 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 dish...Read More

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middy_me

middy_me
Melbourne, Australia