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Blog 79 Bardibas to Rupani Bazaar

9th December

So when I got to Rupani Bazaar, a small village on the highway on my route to east Nepal it was getting dark so I headed to the local pharmacist because I knew he'd be a bright button and probably spoke English and I was right on both counts. He told me to go across the road where a guest house would look after me for the night and bythe time I got there he'd already phoned ahead and the hotelier was waiting for me (it was instructive to know that his daughter was a nurse in Lincoln UK living in Boston and here I was at source). Anyway, at £4 for a room - non AC - it suited me perfectly. After a cold water shower I walked across the road and enjoyed a few deep fried potato slices followed by Gulab Jamun Indian milk doughnuts bathed in the sweetest syrup. It was a back to front meal as this was followed by an omelette, fresh milk pulled moments ago from the cow and a cold samoza.


Perfect for a long read on the toilet


Preceeded by desert


What I Saw when I Stopped

I stopped by the new road build, placed the bike in the foreground and waited for what I think is still an amazingly unusual site for Western eyes. How can we be so extraordinaily different? I mean I can't keep a whole lot in my head and certainly can't carry anythong on it!


Map of the Day


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Nina Plumbe
Nina Plumbe
Dec 12, 2023

You have given away where you are going next! I love the not knowing where you are headed...though I admit here that you have to cross into India at some point, surrounded as Nepal is.....

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Gary Lang
Gary Lang
Dec 11, 2023
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Slight detour in there Nick 😉

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I love your beautiful and fine YAMAHA bike in the picture (and you know it... smile)!

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