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Nepal

Tell me all about the enchanted roof of the world, Datalounge.

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by Anonymousreply 4609/16/2020

Not a lot of water.

The average person uses dirt as sunscreen.

by Anonymousreply 109/15/2020

Overtouristed.

To use a current phrase.

by Anonymousreply 209/15/2020

Their temple ball hash is the best in the world!

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by Anonymousreply 309/15/2020

One of the coolest-sounding names for a world capital -- Kathmandu.

by Anonymousreply 409/15/2020

It can only be truly enjoyed by the pure in spirit.

by Anonymousreply 509/15/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 609/15/2020

Schnepal

by Anonymousreply 709/15/2020

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...

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by Anonymousreply 809/15/2020

Wear a mask.

by Anonymousreply 909/15/2020

Nepal is re-measuring Mt. Everest.

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by Anonymousreply 1009/15/2020

Nepal is re-measuring Mt. Everest.

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by Anonymousreply 1109/15/2020

Bitch be losing feet like my granny be losing inches

by Anonymousreply 1209/15/2020

Spotty WiFi

by Anonymousreply 1309/15/2020

Home to the only men in the world who haven't been groped by Kevin Spacey

by Anonymousreply 1409/15/2020

Oh dear. Land of the cocklet.

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by Anonymousreply 1509/15/2020

That takes care of DL now, doesn't it, [R5]?

by Anonymousreply 1609/15/2020

The royal family was murdered in 2001 by Prince Dipendra.

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by Anonymousreply 1709/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1809/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1909/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2009/15/2020

R14, don't be quite so certain.

by Anonymousreply 2109/15/2020

R20 You are so parochial. I am a seasoned flyer and do that all the time, but in First Class.

by Anonymousreply 2209/15/2020

Yo R20, at least I didn't use a comb to eat my salad!

by Anonymousreply 2309/15/2020

Nepal supplies the very sturdy fucks for Patsy Stone, addicted to Gurkhas.

by Anonymousreply 2409/15/2020

Idiots

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by Anonymousreply 2509/15/2020

R8: Did you ever get sick? Are you a mountain climber?

by Anonymousreply 2609/15/2020

My ex is Indian and grew up very close to Nepal. He has the coloring of an Indian and facial features of Chinese.

by Anonymousreply 2709/15/2020

My brother collects vintage Gurkha leather bags, belts, suitcases; their quality is impressive.

by Anonymousreply 2809/15/2020

But Nepal isn't the roof of the world.. That would be Tibet.

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by Anonymousreply 2909/15/2020

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3009/15/2020

This thread needs some uncut Nepalese cock to spice things up a bit!

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by Anonymousreply 3109/15/2020

^^ those are the only guys in Nepal with more than 2 inches.

by Anonymousreply 3209/15/2020

hottest guys

by Anonymousreply 3309/15/2020

Weren't they close to legalizing gay marriage at one point?

by Anonymousreply 3409/15/2020

Their crown Prince murdered the entire royal family and since then they’ve been a republic.

by Anonymousreply 3509/15/2020

What about Bhutan?

by Anonymousreply 3609/15/2020

Some pretty striking scenery.

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by Anonymousreply 3709/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3809/15/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 3909/15/2020
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by Anonymousreply 4009/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4109/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4209/15/2020

Nepalese food looks good.

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by Anonymousreply 4309/16/2020

Like many countries whose economy is dependent on tourism, they're hurting right now.

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by Anonymousreply 4409/16/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4509/16/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 4609/16/2020
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