Friday, December 23, 2011

Nepal: Back in Kathmandu

I'm taking a trip down memory lane with a look back at our trip to Nepal last December. For all of the entries about our trek, click here.

The theme of our first full day back in Kathmandu after our trek was food. After enjoying the buffet breakfast at our hotel (toast, muesli, and the like), we headed off to Pilgrims Book Shop to find new books to read as D and I had both finished reading the books we'd brought with us on our trek. On our way back from the bookstore we stumbled upon Pumpernickel Bakery, and decided to enjoy a second breakfast of pastries and hot beverages. I opted for a cinnamon roll and hot chocolate, while D chose a chocolate croissant and cup of coffee.

{goodies from Pumpernickel Bakery}

Following our stop at the bakery, we headed back to our hotel, where we sent off some of our dirty clothes from traveling and our trek to be laundered and caught up on email. In the early afternoon we headed out for another meal, this time to the Roadhouse Cafe, which featured wood-fired pizza on its menu. Unlike our first attempt to find this restaurant the second night we were in Kathmandu, we were able to find the cafe this time around with little problem. Following a lunch of (too much) pizza, we ordered a couple of coffees and hung out at the restaurant for awhile longer while we read our books.

{pizza for lunch at the Roadhouse Cafe}

Later in the evening, we met up with Rajan back at our hotel, and we all made our way to Nepali Chulo, a former rana palace, for an evening of traditional Nepali cuisine and a cultural show. We ate our weight in delicious food and had an excellent time listening to the songs and watching the dances that exemplified different regions of Nepal.

{traditional Nepali banquet meal}

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