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Nov 16, 2016 - Pozor, nosorožec

Opet vstavam nechutne brzo. V 6:45 mame sraz a mirime na autobusak. Kluci nejsou klasicky schopni prijit v cas, takze kulham napred. Na autobusaku nachazime nas autobus a usadime se. Sedacky nejsou ocislovane, takze volime sedacku vzadu, jelikoz mame vysoke cislo sedacky. Pak prijdou Indove a chteji nas vyhodit. Vubec se mi to nelibi. Pak i pruvodci nas presouva. Chci, aby mi ukazal, kde stoji cisla sedacek, kdyz me vyhazuje z puvodniho mista. Ignoruje me. Ja tedy balim svou prudici naladu a sedam si uplne dozadu doprosted. Alespon si muzu...

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Nepál 2017

Oct 7, 2015 - Bathing elephants and evading rhinos in Chitwan National Park

Oil crisis and pink eye notwithstanding, we made it to our apartment in Chitwan (located on Airbnb). Our hosts run an orphanage with 10 children and use all the proceeds from the apartment and any outings arranged to assist with it. We had the opportunity twice to hang out with the children, and as a psychologist, I would be hard-pressed to find a more happy, cooperative, compliant group of children anywhere. Clearly Sushila and her husband have done a fantastic job raising them. I loved watching them dance, read (in English!), sing, and...

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Jan 25, 2014 - Chitwan Nat. Park

No sleeping in this morning as we were booked for an elephant safari at 8:15am. There must have been 12-15 elephants ready to go, which was a bit of a concern when you want quiet to see wildlife and have lots of noisy tourists. We loaded onto one of them and began to follow others towards the Nat. park, crossing the river. Just getting down and up the bank was an experience in being jumbled around. As we headed into the jungle the elephants all separated off to take different paths which was a relief as some of the other groups were being...

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Jan 24, 2014 - Pokhara - Chitwan Nat. Park

Up early and a quick scoff of breakfast before our taxi was there to pick us up to the bus station for our trip to Chitwan. There were a few guys going around selling still warm pastries, dam we had bought some yesterday for the trip. The bus was slightly less 'delux' than the one from Kathmandu but comfortable and certainly good enough. Some sights along the way were a truck loaded with bricks on its side off a slight drop and live goats traveling on top of buses. There were also a few buses loaded with people on top (this is illegal due...

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Feb 21, 2013 - Chitawan National Park day 2

Thursday 21st February Today we had a hectic but amazing day. Breakfast at 7:30am was followed by a canoe trip down the river for about 45 minutes. In this time we saw many crocodiles on the bank, as well as many birds, including eagles, ospreys, and kingfishers. We then had a walk through the jungle for about two hours. Didn't really come across much on the walk but it was a real pleasure to stretch the legs after all the coach travel. On arriving back, several of the group had opted for the elephant washing, and they mounted the...

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Feb 20, 2013 - Chitawan National Park

Wednesday 20th February Lumbini is known as the birth place of the Bhudda, and the place is a World Heritage site. This morning we had a couple of hours looking around, and it is a really beautiful, peaceful place. It's a large park and gardens, with a Bhuddist temple, lakes and walks. There were many Bhuddists in their saffron robes that had come to meditate. Many also had their iPhones and state of the art digital cameras, and were taking photos of each other. A strange sight, but then again Bhuddism is a way or life rather than a...

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Mar 24, 2011 - Sauraha

Leaving tomorrow for Kathmandu. I have had a good time so far in Chitwan National Park. We saw a mother and baby rhino, deer, wild boar, wild peacocks and chickens. Yesterday I rode on the back of an elephant during bathing time. It dumped me in the river twice and kept spraying me with water. In the afternoon we rode on an elephant in the forest and it covered me with snot for about 2 hours. Yuck. We saw a lot of animals though including a herd of deer numbering about 60-70. It was amazing. Today we are resting.

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Kia Shnette 2010

Oct 4, 2010 - Meet Larry, Curley amd Moe

Nepal slaps you in the face three stooges style. Then, just as you recover it does it again with a nuk, nuk, nuk, nuk. Leaving Kathmandu the pace of life slows dramatically. People play cards, ping pong and a game that resembles marbles by the side of the road. Women go about washing clothes, harvesting rice and caring for the animals by the road also. The buildings that once dominated the view thin and are replaced by fields of rice in every available area. With a population of & million in the Kathmandu Valley alone its surprising. The...

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Joe's Journeys

Mar 22, 2010 - Chitawan National Park

after a really nice breakfast...cornflakes, which we hadn't seen at all on this trip...started our day at budda's birthplace in lumbini (mayadevi temple)...very quiet and relaxing place in the middle of lumbini heritage park and made our way to chitwan national park! finally a lovely restaurant, where you can have a salad and a milkshake without the fear of dying the next day! so far...nothing happened to me...stomach fine all the way through...touch wood! in the evening we went to the elephant breading centre...really a fan of elephants...

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May 25, 2009 - Royal Chitawan National Park

In the morning we headed off about 6am with the Chinese and Ukraine for a canoe ride on the Rapti river to do some animal spotting. Unfortunately that was not to be as the Chinese did not understand the concept of being quiet; singing, laughing and playing music through their phone speakers, and no matter how many times the guides told them to be quiet they simply would not. I was so mad by the end that I refused to carry on to the subsequent jungle walk with them because I knew I wouldn’t see anything. In addition to that, the girls were...

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Taking the Long Way

May 23, 2009 - Exploring Chitwan

I caught a rickshaw out to the bus station about 6.30am and took a ‘tourist’ bus for the 5 hour drive to Sauraha. Tourist buses probably equate in your mind (as they once did in mine) to a better class of bus than the local bus. Wrong! The buses are antiquated and there is absolutely no chance of finding a comfortable way to sit, even my short little legs don’t fit in the seats properly. The roads are treacherously windy and narrow and it instilled no confidence in me at all to see 4 buses/trucks fallen off the side of 20m drops along the...

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Taking the Long Way

Nov 29, 2008 - Thanksgiving Elephants

Thursday, Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving) After an extremely bumpy 4 hour ride to the National Park we finally made it to our next destination. We were met at the bus drop off area by an old jeep that had the back cut out like a pick-up with benches. We loaded in and headed to our hotel. There were elephants walking through the streets everywhere! It was amazing how quite they walk for being such big animals. We kinda wished they had some sort of horn to honk cuz they would just sneak up on your if you werent paying attention! Once we arrived at...

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