Chitwon National Park near Suahara, Nepal.

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You can get into a traffic jam anywhere

The next day we caught a local bus to Royal Chitwon National Park.  We caught a local bus, and the Nepali girl beside me kept throwing up, and so did her kid.  Plus the seat in front of me was broken and my legs could not fit in front of me so I straddle the Nepali girl and her kid, oh and the vomit.  The trip went for about 8 hours no more than 130 to 150klms, over some appalling roads.  The road is either bitumen or dirt and on many occasions can only fit one vehicle through a section at any one time.  At one point two vehicles each decided that they would drive forward and stopped within a foot of each other and didn't move, and so the traffic banked up for klms behind each of the duelling rhinos.  45 minutes and many car shuffles later the stand off was finished and traffic in one direction resumed, it was not us who was moving though.

We eventually did get though and got dropped off near the town of Suahara in the South of Nepal near the Indian border.

Local rhino cruising the streets Suahara
  Cleverly enough you are some 3 to 4 klms from town and as fate would have it there were jeeps willing to take you to the town for a fee.  So we paid the outrageous some of 60 cents AUD each and caught a Russian jeep left over from WW2.  It was a cool way to get to the guest house called the Hotel California and he drove us straight into this little river and up the other side.  


Next day we hired a guide and an elephant and went into Royal Chitawon National Park, which is all flat wet lands.  In the wild we saw  rhinos, deer, bison, heaps of birds, but no tigers although they are supposed to be there. 


That afternoon we hired the Russian jeep and went on Safari into the Park, and pretty much saw bugger all.  No tigers. 






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You can get into a traffic jam any…
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Local rhino cruising the streets S…
Local rhino cruising the streets …
Heading out on the elephant
Heading out on the elephant
Russian jeep
Russian jeep
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