Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in Nepal on Sunday, 13th-November-2016. Butwel to Lamahi. 78 miles. Well, that was a ride with a difference today! In all the miles I’ve cycled in different countries I’ve never experienced anything like it!
Bearing in mind, I’m on the main East-West highway, the main road across Nepal. I’ve cycled for eight hours, and all I’ve seen all day is ten lorries. No cars, no busses and only a handful of motorbikes! It’s been eerily quiet. The only other people on the roads were other cyclist’s local obviously, obviously (although I did meet another Brit on a bike heading towards Kathmandu) and the police and army! Apparently, there was some strike today. I don’t know what it’s about or how it works. But if it means the roads are going to be as quiet tomorrow as they have been today, let’s hope it continues!
It’s been a flat ride nearly all day, apart from some pass I had to cross at 700 metres, and that’s where I met my fellow Brit on his way to Kathmandu. He’d been on the road for two years. He had started in England and cycled to Greece, where he caught a flight to India. I don’t think he had any major target or aim apart from he liked to go wherever he could get weed from and get stoned! Each to their own!
I’m staying at a nice little guesthouse tonight.
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