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Author - The Old Bloke

In the thick of it!

The first 48 hours have been anything but dull! Apart from the intermittent electricity shortages plaguing Kathmandu there seems to be little or petrol available. I could only buy one litre to get me started & I very soon ran out on the way from the airport. While sitting on the side of the road contemplating whether to spend the night where I was, a passerby...

Up and Away

While checking out hotels near Bangkok Airport for my layover we came across this website: www.sleepinginairports.com It’s takes a look at travellers who get stranded in airports, those who opt to sleep there rather than find a hotel and even those who have been bunking down under the airport stairs or elsewhere in the terminal for months – I kid you not...

Identity crisis

Yippee – I picked up my visa for India last week and posted off my application for the next one to Pakistan. I found that it’s cheaper to get a visa for Nepal on landing in Kathmandu rather than apply for it now so that’s one less bit of paper to worry about. Iran is a different kettle of fish. Rather than apply for a visa through the embassy...

Counting Down!

Well, 2012 is now underway and Lynne & I are returning to Brisbane for our final leg of our Australian stay before I head off to Nepal in early February. We’ve got one last house sitting stay arranged which is well located near the airport and city, for organising all the necessary paperwork and exiting the country. The bike is running well though...