There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first is excellent, the second good, and the third useless.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Nepal - Day 13

Fuck it. When offered the choice to sepnd 6 hours driving to Pokhara or 40 minutes flying what would you do? Fly, I can afford it, plus I’ve done the drive before and despite the scenery I threw up twice. This time I’m going in style.

There are no words to describe just how beautiful Pokhara is, last time I was here I trekked the annapurnas ha! Not this time! Still the threat of acute mountain sickness looms over you and when you catch sight of the mountains that surround you – namely the annapurna and Machhapuchere – you can understand why. Sharma drives us to Sarangkot (only 5223 feet above sea level but you can feel it!) and we spend the late morning just watching the mountains reflected in Phewalake.

This is one of Sharma’s favourite places and he happily sits there and points out the peaks of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna IV, AnnapurnaIII and Machhapuchere. Since I’m in love with this place, and we don’t have to be back in Kathmandutill late tomorrow, we have decided to take a room here for the night, a basic one though because that's half the fun.

More Mountains
The greatest picnic spot in the world
Basic accomodation


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