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Aug 1, 2012 - Patan Day Trip & Pick Up Myanmar Visas

8-1 Didn't get out of GH until past noon (we called the embassy and visas are ready). Went to the bus stop where we got off on Monday and I showed a fellow who was hawking his bus the photo of the bus we had taken Monday. He was quite amused and showed his friend the photo...yes, his bus goes the same place - indicating with nods and gestures. So we got on and waited. After 15 minutes some women on the bus got impatient and left the bus which must have stimulated the driver who Bon said was just outside jabbering with a friend. Next thing...

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Nov 27, 2010 - Patan

Zurueck in Kathmandu begannen wir unsre Tagestours der umliegenden Sehenswuerdigkeiten der alten Koenigsstaedte des Kathmandutals per Taxi. Patan mit seinen beeindruckenden Durbar Square, dem sehr gut gemachten, aufschlussreichen Patanmuseum und verwinkelter Seitengaesschen, bildete den Anfang.

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Nov 3, 2009 - Back to Patan

Rode into Thamel today with Arjun. Before setting out for my day we again discussed doing the Everest Base Camp Trek. We were looking at trek of 17-18 days and with Arjun, a senior guide, it was going to be $1,400 USD. This was a little steep for my budget but I also thought I may never get this opportunity again. This also included accommodations at Guest Houses along the way, three meals a day and mineral water. With a side trip along Cho La Pass to Gokyo peak and possibly a bit more depending on how I handled the altitude. Told him I...

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Nov 1, 2009 - Patan or Lalitpur

Today I wanted to do some serious tramping about Kathmandu. There is only so much you can experience from the back of a motorcycle. Not that it’s a bad way to travel, just I felt a little removed from the actual ability to experience what I was observing. The boys ate breakfast before Arjun and I, as they had school today. Nepali students go to school six days a week, Sunday to Friday, from 10am to 4pm. They take eight courses a day of 45 mins each, and there is no break for lunch. Lunch is not commonly eaten by Nepali regardless of age,...

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May 19, 2009 - Patan

Took a taxi to nearby Patan, also a world heritage sight and also a collection of former palaces, temples and buildings mostly dating from the 16th century. While this was the third "Durbar square" we've visited in Nepal (Baktapur and Kathmandu were the others), Patan's carving and focus on preservation was the most impressive. The intricate carvings, mostly Hindu-influenced, reminded us of the images we saw in stone at Angkor Wat. Also stopped at the Patan museum, housed in the former palace, which has a collection and display of Buddhist...

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Apr 5, 2008 - Patan - Day trip

We spent a few days planning the last leg of our trip. Once the plans were set, we decided to take a day trip to Patan. Patan's Durbar Square is notable as the center of a large kingdom, 15th century. Getting out of the gross backpacker district was a nice change of pace. We spent a couple of hours sitting at one of the temples that overlooks the courtyard, watching passers-by/local life. At one point, a procession came right through the square consisting of 50-100 people kitted with drums. The procession carried an elderly couple...

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Mar 31, 2008 - Patan

Fui al pueblo de Patan, que en realidad es como un distrito mas de KTM. Hay un par de buenas caminatas para hacer, todas llenas de casas antiguas y templos para ver. Como en KTM, lo mas bonito es el Durbar Square, que tambien esta lleno de templos y palacios. Almorce en un restaurante mirando a la plaza conversando con unas senhoras griegas que estaban viajando en un grupo de como 40 mujeres....dicen que un caos para tomar cada decision, que tenian que votar! Me pasee por los templos y palacios, aunque ya van perdiendo su valor novedoso,...

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