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Taming Thamel

By UrbanAnthropod, May 9, 2010 9:34 am
Choose your direction in Thamel

Choose your direction in Thamel

Now that I’ve gotten the political rambling out of the way…
Entering the tourist zone
Any tourist visiting Kathmandu is sure to know about Thamel. Some recommend staying clear of it, while others will tell you that it’s where the action is. Maybe there is an artificial quality to Thamel. As with any tourist district, it’s sure …

Nepal Maoists

By UrbanAnthropod, May 6, 2010 7:14 pm
May Day demonstration poster

May Day demonstration poster

May Day
When strolling through the Kathmandu Valley, I saw this poster many times. I asked the guide “What’s happening on May 1st?” to get a small chuckle. Fastforward to April 28th (3 days after leaving Kathmandu) and I got the answer.

In brief
Many Americans are content in their little bubble and have no idea what …

Transit through India

By UrbanAnthropod, April 26, 2010 6:21 am
The transit room at Indira Gandhi International

The transit room at Indira Gandhi International

That pesky Visa issue
We’ve made it back to the U.S. Not only that, we’ve made it back with our checked luggage. As I’ve mentioned before, there were some issues regarding leaving India on a multiple entry visa and returning within a 2 month interval. On the flgiht to Kathmandu, when leaving Indira Gandhi International, …

Prepping for India and Nepal, Part 3

By UrbanAnthropod, March 29, 2010 6:01 pm
SteriPen Classic

SteriPen Classic

O.K. Now that I’ve got the gripes out of the way, it’s time for some serious business. What’s the first thing anyone thinks of when they hear “India”? They think of water and food borne illnesses. So here, I’ll discuss health-related items we took care of before heading over to the subcontinent.

Vaccinations
Just head over to …

Prepping for India and Nepal, Part 2

By UrbanAnthropod, March 26, 2010 5:19 pm

How Terrorists ruin it for the rest of us
After two visits to the Indian consulate, the passports were stamped. Almost… One was being held back due to a background check. And it appears that the check will not be completed in time for the trip. In the end, two days is what holds back this …

Prepping for India and Nepal, Part 1

By UrbanAnthropod, March 14, 2010 6:15 am

I’m going to India next month! My cousins and I are flying to Delhi where we will be staying in 4 or 5 star hotels as we tour through Agra and Jaipur. Following this week, we’ll be flying to Kathmandu for a few additional nights where I’ve arranged for a private tour of the Kathmandu …

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