Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Kathmandu is such a cool town. I arrived yesterday afternoon (Monday) on a direct flight from Bangkok. How I got on that flight I have no idea since I had been trying to get on it for a while. I just called the ticket office at 2 am and they got me on (They made it sound like it was the last seat on the flight and it only just opened up due to a cancellation - I believe them since the flight was totally packed). The streets around Kathmandu are just tiny, but totally bustling with the many locals and travelers alike. Every shop seems to sell The North Face and Mountain Hard Ware stuff (imitation of course). I have picked up a number of articles of clothing in an attempt to get suited for my EBC (Everest Base Camp) trek that I hope to start in the morning (if the weather holds up for my flight into the hills). It should be interesting especially since I do not have the recommend amount of time to do it in so it will all come down to how quickly I can get acclimatized to the elevation jump. I have to say I am excited. Hopefully my porter does not get too upset if I want to go a bit faster than most of his usual clients.
by Jon Barrett