I often let myself get diverted. I follow interesting things that come up. For me it’s what travelling is about. And this was probably one of the best diversions I’ve taken.
So I left the van in Rome and took a last minute trip to Nepal
This post doesn’t have much to do with van-travel. But I still want to share my time in Nepal with you – in 33 photos… It’s a long one
I said bye to the van and got on a plane
I met up with Finn
It’s pretty hectic here
This is what the people look like
We ate food we’d never heard of before
And tried out some new clothes
Then we went to the mountains (Nagarkot)
And met some cool people… and animals
I took part in a vision quest
Sleeping under the stars. No food or entertainment for 4 days. Huge view of the Himalayas. Amazing experience
And then we got a bus to Chitwan
The roads are like this
Extra strong, double framed bicycles are needed
Elephants walk the streets
We came here to go to the jungle
So we took a boat – a hollowed out tree – down the river
They’ve got crocs!
It was hot. We swam.
The water is where the Rhinos spend most of their time
Tigers roam these marshlands
Ahhh. The jungle life
Sunset. Home time. We’d spent 2 days in the jungle
Then another bus to Pokhara
It’s a smallish town by a lake
Way more chilled than Kathmandu
We shared this room. It cost just $5 between us per night
We ate a LOT of food
I hope they never get a Tescos
4AM: we biked up a mountain. Misty sunrise mission
Back to this…
Oh yeah and the dentists here are genuinely excellent
It’s nice to know how easy and possible this is. I can just leave the van somewhere and get on a plane. I’m not tied down to rent or bills of a house.
The van can either be left in a campsite or in a safe ‘lock-up’ area or even just a safe street. But I payed 70 Euros for one month with 24hr security – my whole life is in there so the security is worth it.
But yeah, Nepal is amazing. The people and the land and the food and… I’d hugely recommend it to anyone.
Anyway, back to the van ?