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Where I Slept: Kathmandu #2, Nepal


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Second hotel room in Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal | 8 November, 2006 | $4.86

After my first night in Kathmandu both Sui and I searched the outskirts of the tourist area for a cheaper hotel. We found a nice place to settle in for what turned out to be ten days in the city. We did a bit of sightseeing but we also relaxed and took a bit of a break from our constant traveling. This was my first single room since my first few nights in Urumqi, China 18 days previously. My room had a TV and a nice schedule of WB programs—The O.C. and Veronica Mars were a season out of date but I didn’t mind one bit.

In-between relaxing, getting my Indian visa and watching TV I wandered around the city and managed a few day trips out of the city center. One of my trips was to Swayambhunath Temple, on a hilltop overlooking the city. The view was beautiful and there was plenty of people watching but I spent a lot of my time fending off the aggressive monkeys roaming the grounds. One extremely bold monkey grabbed a plastic Coke bottle out of my hands, chewed a hole in the bottom and devoured its contents.

More photos of Kathmandu are available in the gallery.

5 responses to “Where I Slept: Kathmandu #2, Nepal”

  1. Nina Avatar

    That is one thirsty monkey! Great photo!

  2. Megan Avatar

    He was so mean! I was surprised that he drank all of it. You would think monkeys would not want chemicals like Coke. Most animals stay away from artificial human food.

  3. Nina Avatar

    He is addicted!

  4. Rakesh Babbar Avatar
    Rakesh Babbar

    Hi…i really like the room where you stayed in Kathmandu… was wonderin if you cud give me the address, as I intend to travel from 16th Nov 10, .. Thanks Rakesh Babbar

    1. Megan Avatar

      Hi Rakesh,
      I’m sorry but I can’t remember the name of the hotel at the moment. Just look around in Kathmandu—I’m sure you’ll find something.