One final day in Kathmandu
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Exchanged rooms at Kathmandu Guest House for my final day in Kathmandu and Nepal. Spent part of the morning repacking my gear for the next leg of my journey. Going through everything I tried to determine what could be left behind, tossed, cleaned up before heading to Hong Kong.
Later in the morning I met Mark, Dave, Dom, Rachel P, Rachel B, and India (another gal we met in Kathmandu) to visit Swayambhunath Stupa (also referred to as Monkey Temple due to the clusters of monkeys that make their home at the the stupa). We were originally thinking of going by rickshaw but when we learned that they would not go out there we decided to walk instead. It was quite the interesting walk outside the Thamel area.
Swaymbhunath was impressive although touristy with loads of people hawking cheap tourist knockoffs. And if it wasn't so hazy could have had some amazing views of Kathmandu from the hilltop vista where Swayambhunath sits.
We walked back to the guesthouse by the same route we came and relaxed for the remainder of the afternoon enjoying some beers in the courtyard. For dinner we went to Helena's Restaurant with a significant portion of the gang and then hit up a bar for some music and more drinks. I didn't stay up too late as I had to go back and finish the re-packing job I had started earlier. Tomorrow flying back to Bangkok and then on to Hong Kong. Time is truly flying.