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Monday, May 28, 2001
Katmandu, Nepal
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Katmandu, Nepal:
Latitude: 27° 42' 53" North
Longitude: 85° 17' 25" East
Altitude: 4610 feet
From Seattle: 8447 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Kathmandu Guest House

Today's Travel:
Country: Nepal
Region: Katmandu Valley
Weather: Partial Sun

Available Photos:

Thamel street with everything closed due to the strike Katmandu, Nepal

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1509
Linear Dist: 278125
Countries Visited: 77
Regions Visited: 291
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Hotels: 633
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 133
Hostels: 262
Transit: 99
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4657

Journal Entry:
Slept in and then went for my same walk down and around Durbar Square - if anything things are even quieter than yesterday - even though there are more people on the street. Things feel more tense and there were times where I felt a little uncomfortable - it wasn't a very long walk. I had my final taste of Tibetan food at Tashi Deleg - veggie momos! Like many of the businesses in Thamel they had their door half open and anytime the protest gangs got near someone would come running down the street and they'd close the door locking us in until it was clear again. Weird. Spent most of the afternoon in my room, the courtyard, or the garden reading or working on a program. In the evening I went for another walk - it was very short, it seemed like everyone on the street was a drug dealer and they were all desperate and unwilling to take no as an answer. It took less than half an hour for me to loose my temper and then I quickly retreated to the guest house. Had a well needed beer in the courtyard then went over to the New Orleans for diner and another couple beers. After New Orleans closed I went over to the Tongues & Tales bar with someone I'd met yesterday. Back in my room considered packing for tomorrows departure, but decided to set my alarm a little early and went to sleep instead.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Katmandu
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Nepal
CIA - The World Factbook: Nepal

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