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Bandipur, Nepal

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(May, 2011)

The car and motorbike-free ancient Nepali village of Bandipur.  A difficult hill to ride a loaded touring bike up but the lack of constant honking and polluted air makes it an addictive place after Kathmandu.  I liked it so much I stayed five nights just relaxing and hiking in the hills.


Down in the center of town we found this neat little temple.


The streets of Bandipur are paved with fitted-together stones. Some of the building are constructed of the same material.


Two very cute little girls playing in the village of Bandipur, Nepal


The old wooden doorways are fine for short people, but tall guys like Tim are in constant danger of a head bashing.


Old man in a typical shop.


Another hidden spot we found in Bandipur.


The view from one of the hikes we took. Bandipur is criss-crossed with trails leading off to small mountain villages.


Notice the water tanks on most of the roofs. Most people store up rain water for their daily use.


A majestic old tree, perfect for climbing.


Monkey in the tree.


Stair step farming terraces.


Imagine the work that went into fitting all those little stones together.




Nepalis frequently cook with wood fires, causing the trees to be pretty sparse.


Intricately carved wooden details.


You can find trails leading over all these hills, usually by following little kids on their way home from school.




Gretchen making a futile attempt to draw some of the local architecture.


A tiny well-trodden path leading out of town.


That pile of gravel was carried off by a couple of tiny little ladies.



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