And back to Pokhara
Pokhara Travel Blog› entry 9 of 12 › view all entries
December 11th, 2006 – by: manuel_s
I checked out a few guide companies in Kathmandu, picked one guide who spoke some decent English, and said farewell to all the people in the group who where heading back home. Which was everybody except me...
So far everything had gone smoothly but taking the bus back to Pokhara we hit the first snag: although the situation was a lot better at this time than it had been the last few years the country was still suffering from political unrest. There was no more fighting but the maoists and royalists were still in the middle of negotiations and once in a while the reds would hit the street to put pressure on the proceedings. They choose to block the main national artery, the Kathamndu-Pokhara road just that day. A tremendous pile-up ensued and lasted for a few hours. People got out of their cars and busses, walked around, socialized, and some food transport drivers decided to start selling their goods right there and then as we were stuck in the middle of nowhere and lots of people were strating to get hungry. I got myself some biscuits just in case as I hadn't count on this either.
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