Our first full day in Kathmandu was spent visiting temples (along with a group of school children),
and exploring the area around our hotel.
The next day, we hit the road headed for our next stopping point of Pokhara. Although the two cities are only about 90 miles apart, the trip would take approximately 6 hours because of the condition of the roadways.
Besides encountering cows ...
and people carrying goods.
We also had to contend with heavy rains ...
and a river run. A tour bus carrying over 20 passengers tried to cross the road where the river had overflowed. The water actually swept through the bus and everyone on board had to be rescued by rope.
After waiting a couple of hours, it was determined that no one would be getting through for quite some time. I was thankful for my crochet as I got so many projects done during times of travel and waiting.
Yusef took this picture of me and hubby as we were walking back to the bus. When nature calls, you gotta go! And in the middle of nowhere, you go anywhere you can.
The tour company we booked with made arrangements for us to backtrack and make our way instead to Chitwan National Park which was to be our next destination. (We later found out that traffic on the road to Pokhara was at a standstill for 10 hours because of the river run.)
The closer to we got to the National Park, roads were no longer paved and it was quite a bumpy, slippery ride.
This lodge would be where we would stay for the next couple of days. No air conditioning, no tv, and if you like sleeping with salamanders, then this is the place for you.
Next up, our jungle adventures. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy