When we first got to our guesthouse in Bahundanda, we immediately noticed the beds. Comfortable mattresses are a rarity in Nepal and one of our goals upon entering any town where we planned to spend the night was to find the guesthouse with the softest beds. In many villages, the thickest mattress you could find was [read more…]
This dead pig, along with tons of garbage, was floating near a bridge over the river that separates Kathmandu from Patan in Nepal.
After our pathetic first two days on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, we were fully expecting to see some of the people from our bus ride again, as they lapped us on their second go around 230 kilometer loop. To avoid that, we set the town of Ghermu as our goal for the day. It was only [read more…]
Yes, my “world’s smallest” statistic is about as official as this Wal Mart branch itself, located in the Thamel district of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. I never saw anyone shopping here, so it seems even a fake Wal Mart sign can’t get you customers when you’re selling the exact same products as several thousand other stores […]
In the first part of this series I covered our record-setting start on the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal, in which we became the first non-wheelchair-bound people ever to stop for the night in Khudi, after setting out from Besisahar about 2 kilometers up the road. On our second day, we proceed to set the bar even lower [read more…]
When the day came to set out for the town of Besisahar at the beginning of the Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal, I was a bit apprehensive, as I knew it would be the beginning of up to a month or more of continuous walking. As a person who generally tries to keep his daily walking [read more…]