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Oct 10, 2010 - It just gets better.
Its getting dark and a little cold. I don my merino jacket, beanie and scarf and climb onto the roof of the bus to take my place with, by my count about 30 other people. I have two and a half hours dodging trees and power lines, while hanging on for dear life. I'm not in this situation completely voluntarily I must say and I'm more than a little annoyed. The bus trip started out ok enough. I climbed aboard and found my seat at around 7:30 am. Sure it was cramped and smelt of things I'd rather not mention but I have come to expect this of...Jump to full entry
May 11, 2004 - Mina Pokhari - Jiri (6.5hrs)
Descend 605M, Ascend 730M After the heat of the day yesterday (low 30's) we decided it would be better if we got up earlier to avoid the heat. So we got up at 05:00, had more noodles for breakfast (which is traditional, but wierd) and had headed off just after 06:00. After about an hour on the road we came across the bus that had been attacked. It was a horrible site, all of the side of the bus had been straffed with bullets, there was no windows left, and large pools of blood on the road and on the tarmac. It was a very horrible site, and...Jump to full entry