Looking Like a True Survivor


Nepal was one of my top destinations to visit when I first thought about travelling in Asia. Now I can hardly believe I am finally in Kathmandu and not the outdoor shop of the same name on a Monday lunchtime. The devastating earthquake in April this year took Nepal off the route, but lately I had heard some positive accounts from other travellers who had visited recently. They said that all was well, buisness as usual, minus a few historic buildings and only two treks remaining closed. Also, the Nepalese have called for tourists to return, so I feel it it my duty to visit.

October is peak season for visitors but it is still relatively quiet due to the earthquake and also the current fuel embargo imposed by the Indian government resulting in two day long queues for fuel and a shortage of cooking gas. Electricity is intermittent at the…

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