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Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2870m) – Trek Day Two: “Golliwas in the mist”

Posted by on 3 Dec, 2008 in Animals, Knitting, Nepal, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel, Trekking | 5 comments

Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2870m) – Trek Day Two: “Golliwas in the mist”

I worry that I am slowing everyone down, and we’ll all get eaten by Nepali mountain forest wolves before we reach civilisation.

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Naya Pul (1340m) to Tikhedhunga (1540m) – Trek Day One: “I can’t wait to put my beast legs on.”

Posted by on 2 Dec, 2008 in Knitting, Nepal, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel, Trekking | 2 comments

Naya Pul (1340m) to Tikhedhunga (1540m) – Trek Day One: “I can’t wait to put my beast legs on.”

We were off to the middle of the mountains with no guide. It was okay though. I had my woolly hat and my knitting. What more does a girl trekking to thousands of metres need?

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Pokhara: “I’ll have the steak, please. Rare.”

Posted by on 1 Dec, 2008 in Nepal, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel, Trekking | 4 comments

Nepal won my heart immediately by having pavements, neat little front gardens, and more bobblehats than you can shake a pompom at. It doesn’t take much.

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Varanasi: “Welcome to Varanasi.”

Posted by on 1 Dec, 2008 in India, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Taxis and rickshaws, Travel | 0 comments

Varanasi: “Welcome to Varanasi.”

People waded into the Ganges to bathe, bent to wash clothes, stood beside the water to place floating lights on its surface, fished about in the depths for errant cricket balls, and in some cases took a quick healing drink (I didn’t join them on that one).

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Orchha: “Hello Auntie!”

Posted by on 28 Nov, 2008 in India, Knitting, My Knits, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Temples, Travel | 1 comment

It is the place where I finished my first ever sock. In a restaurant where rats ran in and out of the kitchen, jumping off shelves and around jars, causing a French woman to feed her dinner to a passing street dog and say to the owner “You should beeee ashaaaaaamed of your restauran’, eeet eeeez full of rats!” before storming out.

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Agra (Taj Mahal): “A teardrop on the face of eternity”

Posted by on 27 Nov, 2008 in India, Knitting, My Knits, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Temples, Travel | 4 comments

Agra (Taj Mahal): “A teardrop on the face of eternity”

The Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore called the Taj Mahal “A teardrop on the face of eternity” according to my trusty Lonely Planet. Which leaves me feeling that nothing I say can really better that. Still I’ll give it a go…

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