Back in Nepal again, my second home

My laptop tells me that it is Monday Oct. 31 2016 at 5:03 PM Nepal time. I really have no clue as to what time, day or date it is. The flight from San Francisco to Singapore took 17 hours! How is it possible for a jet to not run out of fuel without refueling after 17 hours?  It’s one thing if you are a military jet and get refueled in flight but this should not be allowed for commercial jets! Especially if there are old fat people on board. And I can tell you….as an older guy that is not in shape, after about ten hours it hurt big time. I did plan ahead a little bit and got an exit seat so that I could get up at anytime and had somewhere to stand. Which helped some. But it was not an enjoyable flight at all. And then it was 13 hours hanging out at the airport in Singapore. It’s probably one of the nicest airports I have every been to. Free wi-fi, a free movie theater, a transit hotel onsite, Koi ponds everywhere, growing flowers everywhere, fast transit rail between terminals, just a real nice airport.

Okay, so here are some photos I took today. More to follow in the days to come:

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There is a Hindu festival of light going on at the moment and will be for the next 2 days. Impromptu parade of what ever you would like to do. And just do it down the busiest streets around without any police support?! Needless to say……gridlock and nowhere else to go until they all passed by which took hours. These are the only 2 photos I could download. Slow third world country stuff………..

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View from the top of the Tibet Guest House in Thamel Kathmandu. My home for the next few days. Owned by a Tibetan family and friends of mine.

I am going to have to reduce the quality of anymore photos I send from here. They are too large to upload. So that’s it for now.

 

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4 thoughts on “Back in Nepal again, my second home

  1. Thanks Jim for sharing. Yeah, you take good photos. Keep em coming.
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  2. rebemerald

    YAY! You’re on your way! I’ve stayed at the Tibet Guesthouse so it was lovely to remember it again and to see that view!

    • Yes it is good to be back at Tibet Guest House. They had very minor damage from the earthquake. So not much has changed. They have a mostly new staff due to some of the helpers moving to Dubai for better income. There is a new hotel built right next door on the corner of the 2 streets. It is gaudy! to be brief. Owned by Chinese and has the name Grand Penguin Boutique? (I think). Never seen a Penguin in Nepal before.

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