Finally, we are off on a trek! Tomorrow am we will be leaving on a flight up to Jomsom through the mountains. The Annapurnas will be on the right side of the airplane and Dauligiri will be to the left. We will fly up the Kali Gandaki River gorge (the deepest in the world) to Jomsom (12,000'). Then we will walk 45 minutes downhill to Marpha, acclimatizing for 4 or 5 days, taking day hikes and getting used to the lack of oxygen.
I'll be checking in when I can, but internet access is even spottier up in those hills!
Wait! This cafe is faster than ever. I'm going to post photos of what I couldn't yesterday!
Here's a shot of Shree's shy daughter in their home.
Punam with his portfolio fo Danger Dogs from earlier trips.
We took an early morning walk and got a little altitude. Pokhara is a lovely town.
This is the northside of the lake.
The beauty shop signboard outside this cafe with the requisite relaxing dog in the background.
A typical Nepali Beware of Dog signboard.
Young lads playing soccer (football) in Boudha.
This is an Indian Honeymoon couple from the next hotel over going out on their evening stroll to dinner (I suppose). This was probably an arranged marriage and they only recently met. But they are holding hands, and shyly glancing at each other. I wish them the best of luck.
They are remodelling, but at least they kept the sign! I have been following and photographing this sign since 1999. So that's one answer to the question on how long do these signs last.
Here's where we sit and enjoy the sunset from our balcony at the Green Tara Hotel. There is an amazing amount of birdsong in this town. The trees are full of birds of all sorts. There are 547 known species of birds that come though Pokhara.
Sufraj has remodelled his studio, adding glass and wood partitions. He explained that this wall was used to clean his brushes while painting. He really hates cigarettes.
And here is Sufraj and his wife in the newly remodelled studio.
We will be off to the mountains until further notice. If you'd like to order a Danger Dog of your own, please send me your photo at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be able to receive orders up until the 21st of July, and even later probably. All orders received to date are with at least three artists!
Have a good summer to all of you. And thanks for following the Danger Dogs.