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Saturday, May 12, 2001
Katmandu, Nepal
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Katmandu, Nepal:
Latitude: 27° 42' 53" North
Longitude: 85° 17' 25" East
Altitude: 4610 feet
From Seattle: 8447 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Kathmandu Guest House

Today's Travel:
Country: Nepal
Region: Katmandu Valley
Weather: Partial Sun / Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1493
Linear Dist: 277238
Countries Visited: 76
Regions Visited: 289
More stats...
Hotels: 617
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 133
Hostels: 262
Transit: 99
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4637

Journal Entry:
I was up until after four - partially because I was making hourly trips to the toilet, and partially because I wanted to finish my book - so I slept in. For breakfast I had my usual shake at Just Juice. It was a nice day out so I thought about going to Patan (one of the other royal cities in the Katmandu Valley), but decide against it as I'd already made plans to meet Julian, Chrissie, and Nir at 5:30 to see a movie, so I wouldn't have been able to take any photos in the good evening light. Plus I was still a little worried about my stomach and not sure I wanted to be walking around old alleys without a nearby toilet. It was just as well that I didn't go because in the early afternoon the clouds rolled in.

I'd noticed that a number of the music stores in Thamel will record MiniDiscs for you so I went on a little quest and ended up ordering three - I was pretty excited by the thought of new music. Spent the rest of the afternoon reading, doing email, or on my H/PC. Met the other to go see a video - "Along Came a Spider" - it was terrible, one of the worst movies I've ever seen. After the movie I checked email again, then went to Just Juice for another shake (they're addictive), then I met some of the others for a beer and a game of pool at Tom and Jerry's.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Katmandu
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Nepal
CIA - The World Factbook: Nepal

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