@ 25 August 2015- Nepal

We had enjoyed Pokhara and this morning we left to make our way to Kathmandu. Upon leaving Pokhara we got to understand the real size of this city as we we staying at “lake side” which had a very different feel to the commercial side of the city which we found ourselves navigating. The commercial side was exactly that, busy, more people and stuff happening.

The ride was very pleasant except for the pollution from the trucks. At one point we encountered a severe traffic jam as we negotiated a mountain pass which caused problems for the bikes getting very hot due to lack of progress and high ambient temps.

We finally made Kathmandu, time to celebrate!
We finally made Kathmandu, time to celebrate!

We made it into Kathmandu and the GPS thankfully negotiated the small streets of the city well, taking us to the hotel we had arranged to stay at that night. Steve had unfortunately dropped his bike as we were making our way in traffic as he put his left foot down which went into a hole allowed the heavy bike to tip and go over. Fortunately no injuries or damage, but just a big effort for us both to lift the 280kg BMW upright once more.

The  day finished with a well earned beer and a walk to get accustomed with the area.

Although these looked like apples we were advised they were a type of lemon?
Although these looked like apples we were advised they were a type of lemon?
For all those "insurance people" it amazing what you see in Kathmandu!
For all those “insurance people” it amazing what you see in Kathmandu! busker with a GIO cap.

 

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