Day 19 – Final Day in India

We had a great sleep-in then headed straight to the apparently world-famous breakfast buffet. Derek had read about it before, but I had no idea what to expect. It was nothing like anything I’d ever seen before. There was every sort of breakfast food you would ever want. I wished I had a bigger stomach. There was traditional Indian breakfast items like curried chickpeas and … Continue reading Day 19 – Final Day in India

Day 18 – Luxury Lad… Luxury

Before heading back to Delhi, we had a big bucket list item to scratch off the list while in Kathmandu. We had a flight to see Mount Everest. The flight left at 7 am. One flight left before ours and our flight status changed to “waiting for visibility report.” The flight status on the screen appeared to be updated in Microsoft Word, as we could … Continue reading Day 18 – Luxury Lad… Luxury

Day 17 – See you in Kathmandu 

Earlier in the trip, our CEO indicated there was a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu that was 20 minutes instead of the drive we were planned to do, which was 10 hours. Derek and I jumped on that immediately. It meant we had a full day in Kathmandu, which we wouldn’t have had otherwise. Some others didn’t go for it simply because they already had … Continue reading Day 17 – See you in Kathmandu 

Day 15 -Arrival into Pokhara

Farewell to the Barauli homestay: The drive to Pokhara was a crazy drive in the mountains along narrow roads, twists and turns, and trying to pass other vehicles as much as possible.  Bathroom break: The drive seemed a lot quicker than the 6-7 hours that it took because we had a few breaks for drinks, toilets (all squat toilets) and lunch. At this point in … Continue reading Day 15 -Arrival into Pokhara

Day 13 – The birthplace of Buddha

We woke up in Butwal to an amazing view from our hotel room. We could see the mountains in the distance, the sunrise, and we had a great view overlooking the city. Breakfast at the hotel restaurant was like dinner. Food was good (although a bit cold) and disorganized. We all pre-ordered our food the night before and said we’d be there at 7:30. Food … Continue reading Day 13 – The birthplace of Buddha