Tell me all about the enchanted roof of the world, Datalounge.
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Not a lot of water.
The average person uses dirt as sunscreen.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/15/2020|
To use a current phrase.
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Their temple ball hash is the best in the world!
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One of the coolest-sounding names for a world capital -- Kathmandu.
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It can only be truly enjoyed by the pure in spirit.
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I had a friend in college who spent his childhood in Kathmandu. His dad was a professor at the American University there.
Always wanted to visit.
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|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/15/2020|
Airborne feces, because of outdoor toilets. Kathmandu has a population close 1.5M, so you figure out your chances of catching something by merely breathing...
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/15/2020|
Wear a mask.
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Nepal is re-measuring Mt. Everest.
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Nepal is re-measuring Mt. Everest.
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Bitch be losing feet like my granny be losing inches
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Home to the only men in the world who haven't been groped by Kevin Spacey
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/15/2020|
Oh dear. Land of the cocklet.
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That takes care of DL now, doesn't it, [R5]?
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The royal family was murdered in 2001 by Prince Dipendra.
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I visited Kathmandu in 2000, which was before the massive earthquake which destroyed much of the old city. I thought it was a beautiful city and the people were very friendly. Ethnically, they looked like a mixture of Indian and Chinese (since those are the two countries on either side of Nepal). Gets a lot of Indian tourists who come to honeymoon and gamble (since you can't gamble in India). The casinos are really shitty -- think small town Nevada, not Vegas or Reno. Since they get a lot of tourists, you get a lot of folks approaching you with stuff to sell. The food is a mix of Indian and Chinese. The hotel we stayed in was just OK, and it was one of the better ones in town. Airport security (remember, this was pre- 9/11) was crazy strict. I got patted down 3 times and you are really restricted in moving about in the airport. You also have to buy a visa at the airport to get in, and you have to pay a departure tax to leave. Both are scams, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/15/2020|
R18 They were in the middle of an on-going Maoist revolution / civil war. You obviously didn't notice that it was a dangerous place to go; fortunately the State Dept leaves tourists like you to your fate without charging us. Die.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/15/2020|
I had a layover in Katmandu where an ancient woman boarded and sat next to me. I imagine it was her first flight because she ran the plastic dinner knife through her hair before realizing its intended use
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/15/2020|
R14, don't be quite so certain.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/15/2020|
R20 You are so parochial. I am a seasoned flyer and do that all the time, but in First Class.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/15/2020|
Yo R20, at least I didn't use a comb to eat my salad!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/15/2020|
Nepal supplies the very sturdy fucks for Patsy Stone, addicted to Gurkhas.
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R8: Did you ever get sick? Are you a mountain climber?
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My ex is Indian and grew up very close to Nepal. He has the coloring of an Indian and facial features of Chinese.
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My brother collects vintage Gurkha leather bags, belts, suitcases; their quality is impressive.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/15/2020|
But Nepal isn't the roof of the world.. That would be Tibet.
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[quote] My brother collects vintage Gurkha leather bags, belts, suitcases; their quality is impressive.
Made out of the people the Gurkhas skinned alive in war and out of war.
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This thread needs some uncut Nepalese cock to spice things up a bit!
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^^ those are the only guys in Nepal with more than 2 inches.
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|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/15/2020|
Weren't they close to legalizing gay marriage at one point?
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Their crown Prince murdered the entire royal family and since then they’ve been a republic.
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What about Bhutan?
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Some pretty striking scenery.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/15/2020|
R34, I think that's in some weird sort of limbo at the moment, where it will happen, but they still haven't implemented their constitution. Or something like that.
If people like the idea of Indian food but find it too spicy, I would say they would probably enjoy Nepalese food.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/15/2020|
I was in Kathmandu for about a week last year at this time. The airport is rather unique and the landing was exciting, considering we essentially took a nose-dive to land because of the mountains surrounding the city. Getting through immigration was a nightmare as well as the traffic in the city. People were very nice and hospitable. Toured a few very old shrines. I could see the Himalayan Mountains from my room and took a flight to see the mountains, including Everest.
If you've been to India, then being in Kathmandu wouldn't be much of a surprise. If I visit Nepal again I'll make more of an effort to visit a few of the smaller cities and towns.
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A friend of mine visited a few years ago. She planned to go up the mountains by foot with a group. She didn't do any pre-trip exercising or hiking to get used to the intensity. It's a shame because she went all the way there and had to stop halfway as the rest of the group continued.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/15/2020|
I went about half a year before the earthquake. It's a very interesting and old country, Buddha was born near the Indian border. Kathmandu is or was astonishing with its beautiful old temples. Some were knocked down by the earthquake, and much of the old city is being ripped down and rebuilt, unfortunately. I hiked in the Langtang, as well as Annapurna. The hills above Langtang towards the Tibet border were the most beautiful part of my trip. I walked for a day through an immense forest of red rhododendrons with blood red bark, it was astonishing, something out of a Bergman film. Read Peter Maithessen's The Snow Leopard, a really wonderful book about a trek in the Dolpo to the Shey monastery.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/15/2020|
Nepalese food looks good.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/16/2020|
Like many countries whose economy is dependent on tourism, they're hurting right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/16/2020|
R26, my company had an office there, and I had staff based in Nepal who reported to me. So, I would visit there about twice a year. For the first few times, I got sick everytime I visited. When I learned about the hazards of airborne contamination, I started wearing a mask that I purchased in Hong Kong. Never got sick after that. Many expats wore masks, as I remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/16/2020|
I went to Kathmandu two years ago. I loved walking around the old city and Thamel. Also went white water rafting down the Trisuli River. I bought a ton of stuff at the Freak Street market. I ate too much dahl baht and basically exploded; between the milkshakes at Keventers and the momo and spicy Nepalese food every night, on my last night I've never shit so much in my life. I'd still go back though. Bought some beautiful stuff for dirt cheap.
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