Delhi to Katmandu, Part 11

In 2010, I went on an amazing trip, from Delhi to Katmandu. I just want to use this Post to share with you some of the photographs I took on the way. Both were amazing countries and India was particularly vibrant and exciting. Some of the photos were taken through vehicle windows, so i apologise for the poor quality. I don’t propose to write very much, Although my third novel,  Devils with Wings: Frozen Sun, is now with my publisher, Silverwood Books,  I have started on my new ‘Cold War’ series. So please just enjoy the pictures. The journey continues…

After spending time on the River Ganges and touring around the ghats of Varanasi, we headed for Nepal.

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One of my final views of Bandipur, October 2010

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We passed through a number of local villages. October 2010.

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Expecting a cold winter. October 2010.

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So many different faces, a photographers dream. October 2010

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My last shot of the Annapurnas. October 2010

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We arrive at Chitwan National Park. A traffic hold up. October 2010.

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Accommodation was excellent. October 2010.

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With guests inside. October 2010

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….and outside.

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Time for a trip. No Tuktuk, but an Ox & Cart. October 2010.

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Far from odourless, and yes he did. October 2010.

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Local farmers.

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They always appeared to be smiling.

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There home as well as their place of work.

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I’m the King of the Castle.

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The High Street.

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Day nearly over. Chitwan National Park was created in 1973 and made a World Heritage Site in 1984. October 2010.

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A quick visit to see the Elephants.

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….and the Rhino’s in the local river.

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Join me for a swim?

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The next day. Time for a trip on the Narayani-Rapti River system.

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Chitwan is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal. October 2010.

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Very low in the water.

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Washing up 

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And the washing.

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50 metres away, a visitor. A ‘Mugger’ crocodile.

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And another. A ‘Gharial’, or fish eating crocodile.

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No, lunch here.

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Tomorrow we get to ride on an Elephant through the local area.

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Elephants on the move.

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The end

I hope you managed to stay awake, if so there will be a Part 12 next week. More about Chitwan National Park

 Photographs and Blog copyrighted to Harvey Black.

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Delhi to Katmandu, Part 10

In 2010, I went on an amazing trip, from Delhi to Katmandu. I just want to use this Post to share with you some of the photographs I took on the way. Both were amazing countries and India was particularly vibrant and exciting. Some of the photos were taken through vehicle windows, so i apologise for the poor quality. I don’t propose to write very much, Although my third novel,  Devils with Wings: Frozen Sun, is now with my publisher, Silverwood Books,  I have started on my new ‘Cold War’ series. So please just enjoy the pictures. The journey continues…

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Our early morning alarm call.

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Climbing to a high point in Pokhara.

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Mount Machapuchare

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Pokhara below us.

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Back in the town.

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They put on a display for money.

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Oh the pain.

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They were brother and sister. They toured Nepal putting on shows for money.

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Time for a shave.

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Hymalayas

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Mount Machapuchare

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We then headed further up into the mountains.

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We are heading for Bandipur.

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Sitting on top of the coach was much cooler….

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….and gave us a better view.

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A different way of life in Nepal.

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Less poverty.

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The view from the roof of the coach was superb.

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If you can’t beat them, join them.

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Nearly there.

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That spider was big, at least a foot in length!

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Bandipur high street.

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No traffic was allowed here.

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Some fine buildings.

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Dinner?

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The view from the balcony of my room. Breakfast and dinner eaten below.

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We took a trip to a local school.

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They put on a show for us.

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We took them some books, pencils and food.

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Quid, Pro, Quo

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Climbing again, this time to see the sunset. But, without the load she was carrying.

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Stunning scenery.

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Sunset near Bandipur

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Speaks for itself.

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The view from the hotel.

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Bedroom was small, but clean.

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Our cook.

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A small dining room. We eat outside where it was cooler.

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Centre of the village.

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Schools over.

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Street scene.

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Time to go. One of our porters.

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The end

I hope you managed to stay awake, if so there will be a Part 11 next week. Heading for the Chitwin national Park.

Photographs and Blog copyrighted to Harvey Black.

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