Tuesday, 16 August 2016


Once the rain had passed we made our way along the paved and cobbled streets through the architecturally stunning town of Bandipur to our lodgings for the night.  It's hard to describe the buildings here or our rooms, but it was unlike anything I have had the pleasure too see before.  It really was like taking a step back in time.

Our room

Our window, 2nd floor,  2nd from right

I wasted no time in hitting the streets for some pictures, this place was a photographers dream - the people, the food, the architecture and design, coupled with the views out over the valleys and up into the mountains, it truly was awe inspiring.

Later that night we were supposed to have dinner in a rather upmarket and expensive place in town, as was instructed by Joe.  Instead, we stopped for a 'couple' of cold beers on the way there at a tiny little hole in the wall place, oozing with local charm.

One thing led to another and soon we were on the local rum, eating the most delicious local meals and snacks, having a jam session with some fellow travelers and pretty much having a really fantastic night.   

I'm so glad we never made it to the other place, the menu looked dull with pretty much a couple of choices of western food.  No comparison to the night we had and the local food we enjoyed, in such a simple ramshackle place, the kind of places I like to stop at while travelling.  We even caught up with a couple of the other travelers we met here back in Katmandu.

A great night with great people was really a bonus, the town of Bandipur alone is not to be missed, one of the most amazing little places I have been lucky enough to visit on my travels.  I wish I could have gotten more pics, but the weather just wasn't playing fair!