05 October 2009

Pokhara part 2

We returned to Pokhara after our Himalaya trek and have spent a couple of days recovering from aching muscles and also the psychological damage from the jeep ride back. We're staying at a place called Hotel Sakura, where for the first time in over 2 months we have a TV in our room . . . oh the glory of the magic box! Best of all we have MTV and have been able to listen to some new music for the first time in 11 months (we're liking the new Muse and Calvin Harris stuff!).

We were able to finally tear ourselves away from the goggle box today to make a visit to the World Peace Pagoda which is situated on a hill overlooking the lake and the town.

On a clear day the views over the Himalaya are stunning and you can see Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna, the 7th, 8th and 10th highest mountains in the World.

Unfortunately that was a photo of a post card as we were instead treated to a blanket of cloud.

Here's another post card shot showing the stunning view at sunrise over the lake, which was also obscured by cloud during our time here.

Akthough we didn't get the killer view from the Peace Pagoda we did see some rather interesting insects, including this mutant grass hopper that was about 6 inches long and a rather dandy looking dragonfly

Tomorrow we leave Nepal and head over the boarder to India. We'll be really sad to leave as Nepal, as along with Laos and Egypt, it has probably been one of our favorite places so far. There has been lots of good stuff to see and do, everything is really cheap and the people are very friendly.

We're just off for dinner at the Everest Stake House to have our last big chunk of cow before we hit the beef free Hindu country of India.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful sun rise !
    You are genius photographer ,I think.