Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nepal -- Day 4

On our 4th day in Nepal, we headed to Kathmandu Durbar Square, our third and final of the Durbar Squares, and our fifth world heritage site.  While it was our least favorite of the Durbar Squares, it is fascinating.  It is still very much in use by the local population and as such is crowded, noisy, hot and full of life. 

We spent the morning exploring the area and doing some souvenir shopping. 

Danny and H undertook the climb to the top of Nine Storied Palace.
Here's a video of their adventures.

After a wonderful pizza lunch at the landmark restaurant "Fire & Ice" we piled into the car, and headed up into the "foothills" of the Himalayas, to a town called Nagarkot.

As we neared the small mountain town, we were stopped at a road blockade where protestors and riot police were engaged in a stand-off.
Luckily, we had simply stumbled upon the filming of a Chinese movie.  After a 20 minute wait, we inched our way through the crowds, and made our way to The Hotel At the End of the Universe.

I had a nice nap

We kept warm under blankets, watched a movie, took a nap, and headed downstairs for a lovely candle-lit dinner.

After some card games, we hit the sack.  Ready for a sunrise wake up the next day!

For more pics from Day 4 (can you believe there are more?) check out the slideshow.

1 comment:

  1. It's fun following your blog, Nadia--both to reminisce about places you and we have been (including room number 1 at the End of the Universe!) and learn about places we haven't been yet!