There was breakfast at the American club.
There were manis/pedis/massages/threading
There was much shopping for family members.
There was new silk.
There was Aarong.
There was riding in 3 different CNG's (tuk tuks, which, if you know my love of public transportation, you'll understand why this was a great thing).
There was dinner at Soi 71, a Thai restaurant.
Thankfully, there was sleep.
The next afternoon, we left for Nepal. I can now say, with authority, that the toilets on the Bangladesh United Airways flight were the most disgusting toilets I've ever used. Even more disgusting than the toilets on a Russian train.
We arrived in Kathmandu in the early evening, trekked to our 5th floor hotel room, had incredible Tibetan food at Hotel Utse.
I bought a new purse (I forgot to pack mine). Our hotel had a cool bathroom sink, which wasn't conducive to washing your face easily.
Wednesday, we boarded our bus to Chitwan. I knew it would be crazy, but it was truly insane. We (the white people) were stuck together at the back of the bus, which drove crazily down the valley.
|Really the only way to not fly around the bus when you're going around curves|
Fortunately at lunchtime we switched busses. Meggan and I were the only two passengers going to Chitwan, so we had the bus to ourselves.
Chitwan was rainy.
We took a nap, had dinner, then I went to a cultural show.
The next morning, I rode an elephant, it was amazing. Then we took a nap.
There is much napping, we were very tired.
We ended up taking a bus to Pokhara the morning after.
Pokhara was also rainy, but a perfect shopping destination.
|Meggan took this while we were waiting for the rain to pass.|
It looks black and white, but it was taken in color.
It rained really hard, for a really long time.
We flew back to Kathmandu, we'd had enough buses.
Nagarkot is a small town that has wonderful vies of the Himalayan mountains, even with the clouds.
The hotel we stayed at used to be a Hindu temple.
Then we flew back to Dhaka. Meggan has now been on two Bangladeshi airlines. I was impressed, they were generally on time.
The final day in Dhaka, we went more shopping, tuk tuk riding. I even got Meggan to ride in a rickshaw. We ended it with manis/pedis/facials (yes, that was our second time) and dinner at the Nordic club.
Poor Meggan, her flight home left at 5:10 am, so we had to get up at 2 am to get her to the airport. She made it home all right, and even had a 24 hour layover in Toronto to chill out and get over jetlag a little.
I had a nice day off before starting on my next adventure, which we'll be called the Super Awesome South East Asia Adventure. More on that to come.