Kathmandu to Lumbini

sunrise over Kathmandu

sunrise over Kathmandu

We had been on the road for 2 hours, when going down another mountain, we heard a clunk. I thought it might be a flat on the left front, but since the bus wasn’t leaning, I ruled that out. Upon further investigation the problem reared it’s head. Apparently someone had recently put new brake shoes on and didn’t do it correctly. The brake drum had gotten red hot and cracked. And stayed so hot for the next 45 min. no one could touch it. In true Nepali fashion “Anything Possible Nepal”, they proceeded to remove the cracked drum and all of the brake parts. They then closed off the airline to this brake, put the tire back on and off we were again with only three brakes. Who would have thunk it!

cracked brake drum

cracked brake drum

the culprit

the culprit

earthen cook stove

earthen cook stove

King of the Road

King of the Road

drying clothes

drying clothes

9 hours by tourist bus

9 hours by tourist bus

 

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