Kathmandu & Bouddhanath

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We had lunch at a rooftop cafe, always worth the views!
We decided to sleep in (7:30am!) on the 29th, our first real chance to lay in bed beyond 6:30am for most of the trip. The day's itinerary consisted of 1 thing: travel. Our trip from Chitwan to Kathmandu consisted of jeep, bus(where the ticket taker got into a fist fight with a passenger. Better have those tickets ready...) and taxi. We returned to our beloved Hotel Utse to the bright smiling face of the Hotel Manager, who greeted us at the door. Relieved and exhausted from our day of travel, we stuffed our faces with chowmein and momos, and headed up to bed.

The next day consisted of a day trip to one of the more remarkable places to visit in Kathmandu. We traveled to Bouddhanath, the biggest stupa ( a Buddhist religious monument) in Nepal. We arrived in the early afternoon to watch a large mass of pilgrims, locals and monks circle the stupa (always clockwise) and spinning giant prayer wheels that encompassed the stupa. We found the highest rooftop cafe we could, sipping black tea and watching the events unfold beneath us. It was a very peaceful and serene environment, one where the hours in the day seemed to just slip away.....

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The largest stupa in Nepal
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Larry turning prayer wheels
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