on 23-Dec-02 01:08 AM
Aaja dherai pachi afule create gareko thread ma kehi post garu bhaneko, delete bhaisakeko rahicha. Anyway, for those who don't know yet, I had created a thread "Nepal Farkinda ko Kura" to share the memories of visiting our beloved Nepal which later turned more into a "trekking thread."
Aaja ko yo chiso bihani ma kata kata bata Dolalghat ko macha samjhana aera lekhna thaleko ke. Yaha ae dekhi sabai bhanda pahila 1995 ko summer ma Nepal gaeko thie, tyo pani 3 mahina lamo chutti ma. Sathi haru kohi jageeray, kohi padhdai, kohi bideshieka. Khas gari weekdays ko disuo ta afu eklai parne, bore nai hunthyo. Yeso man ma lagyo, aru le Malekhu ko macha khaeko bhani sunauthay. Tara afu le ta afnai ankha le Janakpur ko night bus bata raati macha jharera tesailai Trisuli ko macha bhanera diuso bechne gareko. I was pretty sure that was not the case of Dolalghat. So I set my mind for the day: Dolalghat gaera fresh macha ra beer khaera farkine.
Bihana ko testai 9 bajeko thiyo hola, my parents had just left for work. Ghar ma thaha pauna pani bhaena. Ek jana sathi aula ki bhanera phone gareko, moro ghar ma thiena. La jaa ta eklai bhae ni janchu bhanera ghar bata niskay. Ani euta meter tempo chadhera bus park gae. Tyo mora le meter pani kati tamper garna sakeko hola. Ek chin smoothly agadi badhe pani khitikka paisa chadhne, jolteen khae pani khitikka chadhne, brake hanay pani chadne, daya baya jata moday ni chadhne. Ke kich kich garnu bhanera man manai "la ghich mora" bhandai paisa tirera orlay. For the same distance, I must have paid at least Rs 20 more than I would normally do.
Tespachi samaunu paryo Barabise janay bus. Thotro bus thiyo, seat pani 3*3 configuration. Pahila ta testai ma kati travel gareko ho, ahile ta basnai apthero. Lately ma sochchu ke, in the western world, plane ma economy class syndrome (DVT) ko katro issue bhairaheko cha, what about the even worse cramped conditions in our buses? Jiri, which is about 10 hours or so away from Kathmandu, janay bus ko pani testai seat cha. I just hoped that buses with "2*2 folding seats" would be introduced on that route soon.
Khalasi le Chicago Bulls ko shirt laeko thiyo. Dhoka bata karaudaithiyo "Barabise Dolalghat." Surprisingly the bus left with quite a few unoccupied seats including the two seats beside mine. Bhadrakali cheu bata slowly Singha Durbar, Maitighar hudai Baneswore ko chowk napugunjel bus traffic ma parera alikati slow bho wa rokiyo ki karaihalthyo moro "la Barabise Dolalghat." Passenger chahi khasai paena. Tespachi chahi ali karauna kam garyo. I was wondering all the time, why isn't he saying "Dolalghat Barabise" instead, since Dolalghat is on the way to Barabise and Barabise is the final destination of the bus. Jun thau pahila aucha tesko naam pahila bhannu parne hoina ra jasto lagyo.
Euta budho budho manche churot khadai chadhyo Sallaghari ma. Seat khali ho bhanera sodhyo, I said "khali ho tara basne bhae pahila churot falnus." Thankfully he complied. Bus ko bhui mai churot nibhaera put it in his soiled white shirt ko pocket,ani mero cheu ko seat ma basyo.
Surya Vinayak tira pugda conductor ma kaha bhada uthauna ayo. Just for th efun of it, I thought about showing my US college id for a student discount. Yeso oltai poltai gari dui char choti herera discount ta diyo mora le. Past the brick kiln of Jagate, bistarai ukalo lagiyo Sanga ko. Valley ko scene ramailo dekhiyo, ani bato ko tala tira dhan ko byaad, ani jhingati ko chana bhaeko ghar haru. Ani bhanjyang ko tala tira ko euta purano mandir, mathi patti ko compact Newar basti. Ani ekai chin ma Banepa pugiyo.
Banepa must be one of the filthiest highway towns I have been to, Lahan ra Lamahi jastai. It just smelt "uric" as the bus stopped and there was a wide open drain beside the road where some pigs were doing ladibudi, and nearby was a huge pile of trash. Small children were selling food to the passengers. One of them started yelling "la farai ful farai ful farai ful", yeso tesko bhado ma hereko, it looked like boiled eggs that were fried and then marinated in spices. It looked interesting but I was a bit scared to try it due to the raodside conditions. Ani kohi selroti kohi chahi bakery products such as cakes, cream roll, doughnuts adi bechdai thie.
Ekai chin ma Banepa chodiyo ra back to the beautiful country side. Dhulikhel samma thado ukalo lagera bistarai ghumauro bato ma Khawa ra Keraghari hudai Tinpiple jhariyo. Badal nalageko bhae Himali drisya dekhinthyo tara I was not that lucky. Now I was in the tropical valley of Panchkhal, evident by mango trees. It must also be the transition point between tropical and sub-tropical vegetation, which was marked by the presence of both sal and pine trees. Ani Chak Khola (really that's what the stream is called) ko cheu cheu gae pachi Dolalghat aipugiyo.
For those who have not been to Dolalghat, let me give you a brief introduction of that place. It is located at the halfway point between Kathmandu and the border at Kodari, 57 km from both places at the confluence of the Indrawati and Sunkosi rivers. At Dolalghat, the highway crosses the Indrawati and circles a ridge to follow the Sunkosi to Barabise and then the Bhotekosi to the border. The dobhan is just about 3 to 5 min walk from the bridge, depending on the volume of water.
After unboarding the bus, I walked across the bridge and turned right to the galli which seemed to be dominated by Newars and carried a strong smell of local alcohol. After passing a few houses, I was on the cliff over the Indrawati. Soon I was on the bagar right before the dobhan. So I washed my hands on the Indrawati, then walked to the actual tip of the Dobhan, washed my hands again, and then washed again at the Sunkosi side. At the same time I had collected some small pebbles which are still on my desk as I am writing these lines.
Just over the river bed, there is small Shiva shrine called the Dolaleswor Mahadev. Tyaha Darshan gare pachi I was so tempted to cross the suspension bridge over the Sunkosi which was just a few hundred meters away. So I walked along the trail carved high above the Sunkosi and reached the suspension bridge. Tyaha pugda ta ananda ayo ni, no sound from the highway although it was within a 5 min walk from there, and there was virtually no pollution. I crossed the bridge looking at the swollen waters of Sunkosi. Ani followed the trail for a few min where a chapre chiya pasal existed. After a cup of "special" tea, I returned to the highway. Now it was time to accomplish the real mission and return home before it was late.
Ani euta pasal ma chiray where sahuni was busy frying fishes. Ek bottle San Miguel magaera I watched the street activity. There were several buses travelling between Kathmandu and Barabise, Jiri, Chautara etc. Many children were busy selling snacks to the passengers. Soon my order of macha and chiura arrived, which was really excellent. Sano sano crispy fried fish. Ek ghutka beer and a bite of fish followed by some chiura, ke chahiyo ra aru? Arko half plate pani thapera khae. Ghar ta farkinai paryo. I reluctantly boarded a Kathmandu janay bus ko chano. I just imagined that I was in the business class of a Boeing 747, owing to its position on the upper deck as well as the availabilty of fresher air and more space. Another reason I chose to sit on the roof was to take a better view of the Panchkhal Valley where I had spent a week running a camp to promote environmental conservati0n awareness just a couple of weeks ago.
Soon after leaving Dolalghat and passing through some huts along the Chak Khola, the bus stopped at Lamidanda, the first major bazaar after Dolalghat. It was also the site where we had spent half a day for "Lamidanda Cleanup" where we had tried to educate the locals (through the local school children participating in our camp) about proper methods of waste disposal. Our campers had worked hard to remove the trash beside the highway as well as to remove the plastic pieces and bricks from the drain while educating the locals about the same. We were quite irked at the locals' indifference on our campaign and on the camp counsellors meeting that evening, we wholeheartedly praised our participant children while terming the adults as "bhedas." Well, to my disappointment although already expected from the day of the clean up campaign, the bazaar looked as dirty as before. I could see bricks and plastic pieces in the drain, and trash along the road, just like it was before we had cleaned it.
Soon the bus was running on the 3 km stretch of the highway between Lamidanda and Tamaghat via Panchkhal where we had walked along with the school children playing games and singing songs. I also took an opportunity to pulukka herna at the Tamaghat ko pasal where I and another counsellor had come to fetch the evening booze a couple of times. As the bus ascended from Tinpiple, I could see the Sarbamangala High School which was our camp site. With some buzz and after-taste still remaining from the beer, I started humming the songs "chekyo chekyo deurali danda" and "kukhure bainsa le ankha dekhena sasu ji ki chori le poi chinina" which I had learned there for the first time as well as the classic geeti katha "Triveni melai ma bhet bhaako nakkali keti" that was recited there by another fellow counsellor from his recent camp in Chitwan, and other songs that we had sung there as well. I also remembered being eventually named "Doctor Saab" for being incharge of the first aid kit during the camp. I also remembered the wonderful children we had trained and the evenings of brainstorming and discussing about the accomplishments of the day as well as planinng agendas for the next day followed by booozing and singing with the fellow counsellors.
After a slow climb the bus stopped at a bend right before the checkpost at Dhulikhel from where passengers were not allowed to sit on the roof. Sabai lai bhitra kochakoch garyo except for the goats which still remained on the roof :) After about a more or less of an uneventful hour, I got off the bus at Maitighar and walked home. It was about 5:30 pm and shortly after that my parents were back from work.
Tespachi afnai murkhyai le garda ali kati gali khaiyo. I had left the bus tickets and the pebbles on my table. My mom happened to notice them. On the ticket, the conductor has written in barely legible handwriting "Kath" dekhi "Dolal." My mom must have figured out that I went to Dolalghat and brought the pebbles back. She yelled at me, "eklai eklai bhadiera Dolalghat samma pugera aune!!" bhanera. Nevertheless, I repeated that trip a couple of times on my next visit in 1997 repeating the same routine of washing hands and visiting the temple at the dobhan, having chiya across the suspension bridge, and then beer and macha back at the bazaar, riding on the rooftop on the way back, cursing the "bhedas" of Lamidanda bazaar, and remembering the wonderful children and days at the camp while humming those songs we sang. However, I was careful enough to conceal the "proof of journey" unlike the first time :)
Unfortunately, I was unable to repeat this trip on my next two visits largely due to time constraints but arko choti awasya tyo yatra lai pheri dohoryauna paune asha gardachu.
on 23-Dec-02 03:31 PM
Chiple saathi. long time no see..ma ta timi trekking gayechhau ki bhanthhanya ;)
Nice narrative yet again!
on 23-Dec-02 03:52 PM
kasto ramro ho...ke cha tapai ko halkhabar...aani najar jeu ke chha ta??
on 23-Dec-02 08:08 PM
Sajhapur boasts many a fine ranconteur and you are one of them. Just wondering though if that that camping trip to teach environmental awareness was organized by ECCA ?
One can almost feel the gritty river sand in one's shoes, the splash of cold snow fed waters on one's face as one reads your narrative.
I once hiked from to Tatopani from Bahrabisey and it took us a little over a day to do it. After a long bus ride from Kathmandu we’d arrived at Bahrabisey late in the afternoon one early spring day. After gulping down some tea and biscuits at a roadside stall, we were eager to be off and away from that squalid village and out into the greenery and open spaces. There was about 2 hours of sunlight left at most, and we were hoping to find a decent camping spot by the riverside before it became dark. We hitched our packs in haste and then we were off.
Each of my companions on this trip was a seasoned hiker and camper, and we were just in grade 8 then. Working as a team was second nature to us, having started going on day hikes, bicycle trips and camps from grade 4 or 5. We trudged along in the clear late afternoon light that is of a particular colour at those altitudes. The chiaroscuro effect has to be experienced, it can’t be explained full well. Hikers know what I am speaking of.
At little over 6000 feet in a river valley, the sun was at times already behind any one of the hills rising steeply around us. An occasional chill breeze would cool us down as we walked up a steady but steep incline in the road to head ever closer to the northern border. It looked to be a chilly night at this time in early April.
Just as the last of the day light was fading, we spotted a fairly level grassy bench about 10 feet above the Bhote kosi river and we hastened to dump our packs and immediately split into two groups. One group was to search for firewood, the other to pitch tents. I worked on the tents, then went in search of a few decent rocks to use for the fireplace. In short order we had a fire going and rice and daal bubbling away.
An entirely peaceful experience to lie back and look at the stars blazing overhead, on a pitch black night, distant from civilization. We tried our hand at picking out the constellations, while consulting star maps by firelight. It became slightly damp and chilly by the riverside, so we huddled closer around the fire.
The smell of food was becoming ever more appetizing as our stomachs growled for sustenance. The feller who was cooking was roundly abused, very quietly lest the teacher accompanying us hear it, for not getting things done any faster. The chef du jour, swore right back and blamed the lousy firewood we found, that it just made smoke but hardly any flame etc. Then he threatened to put in too much salt and chilly to make it all inedible. Of course, he won that particular argument by virtue of being the one feller who could cook a decent meal!
To glance across the valley and see higher up on a distant slope a flickering fire. Perhaps, some herdsman guarding this flock. The lonely hoot of an owl, the cry of the night heron maybe. The sound of the wind as it whispered in the trees nearby. The flapping of the tent as the night breeze playfully tried to tug it free of the ground. ..
Chiple, you bring back powerful memories. And an ache and yearning to breathe fresh mountain air yet again. Good work !
on 23-Dec-02 08:27 PM
nice work man. I was held spellbound as I read through the lines, wondering what next. i have never gone to dolalghat before but i have been to malekhu on a bike ride, beer and macha was great there. I also went to charikot and dolakha but never to dolalghat. my friends went there for a picnic never though the macha and beer would be that great...nice story lad...i thoroughly enjoyed going through your lines with corona and lime....fantastic work of hard work chiple..ma ta nachinnido chiple ko po fan bhayechu...
on 24-Dec-02 02:09 PM
Aaja office ma hakim haru nabhaeko bela ko faida uthaihalu na, kaso :) First of all, I would like to thank all of you for your words of encouragement. Najar, ma trekking gaeko hoina, yahi makaibari mai chu. You know it ni, we had to postpone our plan timro chutti namilera. Forget-me-not, mero halkhabar thikai cha, afno kasto cha ni? Krishna, ke ho Monday night mai Corona bhyaideko :)
Czar, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your hiking narration. And yes, that camp was indeed an ECCA camp. Do you also happen to be a fellow ECCAise?
I also have some fond memories from the Barabise and Tatopani area when I went there in the same summer of 1995. I had left home with my cousin for what was planned to be a two-day trip that included visiting the hot springs as well as Khasa. On a drizzly morning, we left on a yet another rickety bus to Barabise. Koteswore ma euta testai 30-35 age ko manche chadhyo. Bihana saberai jaad khaera aeko rahicha mora le, hwas hwas ganaudai thyo. Ekohoro afai ke ke falakdai thiyo, ani bich bich ma bhanthyo "lau aya chalti ka gadi." Keraghari pugepachi balla orliyo. A woman sitting a few rows behind me commented something like (can’t remember her exact words) "balla jharyo, byaan byaan dekhi jaad dhokera maryaa rahicha.”
Dolalghat samma ko bato ta pahile nai describe garihalay. After crossing the bridge over the Indrawati, the road climbed on the ridge over the same river and after a few switchbacks descended to the Sunkosi Valley. Ani tespachi uttar tira hanidai Sunkosi ko kinarai kinar Sukute, Balephi, Mankhu hudai Khadichaur pugiyo where the road to Jiri split. Shortly after that we arrived Lamosanghu (must have been named after the fairly long suspension bridge over the Sunkosi) where the Sunkosi hydro plant was located across the river. The road beyond there was severely damaged on one of the previous landslides. We could see sections of the original part of the road just a few meters below us. Barabise pugne bela ma there were a few gharelu udyogs making Nepali kagaj across the river. Tyahi nira Sunkosi ra Bhotekosi ko dobhan rahicha.
Nepali lai Bhotekosi bhanne naam napachne rahicha ki ke ho? Although the Bhotekosi carries a much larger volume of water, it loses its name as the smaller Sunkosi joins it. The same is the case with the Trisuli. The Trisuli itself is a small stream but retains its name as it joins the much larger yet another Bhotekosi just below Dhunche. If I am not mistaken, there is also another Bhotekosi that loses its name to another smaller river (Dudhkosi?).
We got off the bus at Barabise. A khalasi was spraying jets of water from a polythene pipe to clean the stains of fresh vomit below the windows of a bus parked right in front of ours, yuk!!! We walked across the Bhotekosi bridge to catch the bus to the border. It was a Tata minibus that was newer and had better seats compared to the one we took from Kathmandu. However, all seats were either occupied by people or jholas and pokas. So we had to stand. The driver said that the bus was leaving in about an hour, so we decided to go for dal bhat. We were back within 45 minutes or so but the driver decided to wait a little longer so that he can have “enough” passengers. Finally after waiting for another hour so, the bus was packed enough and we were finally on our way. The rest of our journey was to follow the narrow gorge of the Bhotekosi River.
The road beyond Barabise was not blacktopped. No houses except for a few isolated chapros were seen along the road. After traveling a few kilometers, we joined a long queue of vehicles that were waiting for a fresh landslide to be cleared. A lone bulldozer was in action. We waited for an hour or so looking at the roaring Bhotekosi below us. Finally we were on our way again. After crossing the Bhotekosi at Chakhu, we kept following it via Phulping to Tatopani and continued towards Kodari. A magnificent waterfall from the Tibetan side plunged into the Bhotekosi on the other side of the gorge. We unboarded the bus about a hundred meters before the Miteri Sanghu. It started drizzling again. A red line across the middle of the bridge marked the border. Chinese and Nepali policemen were sitting on the sidewalk of the bridge on their respective sides. The Chinese cops asked, “kata?”, I replied “Khasa” and they waved us off. After crossing the bridge, we learned from a group of four Nepali travelers who had noticed us in the bus from Barabise that the last available vehicle for Khasa had already left. That meant that we had to spend the night at the border.
(To be continued).
on 24-Dec-02 05:35 PM
I really want that sano sano tareko macha chiple! What a coincidence that my husband is making fish tonight! :) Do you think I can eat fish when I have Bronchitis???
I think I am gonna read Paschim's posting on Bhutan,now.
on 25-Dec-02 01:43 AM
Those four people remained our travel companions for the rest of the trip. We settled in a lodge. My room overlooked the gorge of the Bhotekosi. After a gilaas each of tato tato chiya, we proceeded towards the hot springs at Tatopani, about 3 kms back towards Barabise. The road was about a hundred meters above the Bhotekosi. We only took a glance at the hotsprings as quite a few people were waiting for their turns. We slowly returned back to the lodge, admiring the the beauty of the waterfall across the gorge. It was a massive white body of water dropping perhaps 300 meters down to the Bhotekosi while penetrating a densely forested cliff. It was dusk by then, ali ali beer folllowed by dal bhat khaera we retired for the night listening to the Bhotekosi.
Bholipalta bihana after a light breakfast, we crossed the border and climbed to the back of a Tata truck (the only available means of transportation) to Khasa. The truck was loaded full of people, we did manage to accomodate the 2 ladies in the cabin. The four of us had to stand on the rear part of the truck. The road was very narrow, bumpy and curvy. Often we had to protect ourselves from the bushes. I did get a minor scratch at one point. I watched the Nepali territory as the truck slowly inched its way up. Sano sano jhupadi haru, far apart from each other, often at positions vulnerable to landslides dekhiyo. In the middle of no where, the truck stopped to collect the fares and proceeded again.
Khasa was a one-street bazaar, similar to many of our highway towns. However, it looked much more prosperous compared to our similarly sized towns. Houses were mostly 3 or 4 stories high. Only the bazaar portion of the road was metalled. All the traders were Chinese while the shoppers were Nepalis. Loud Chinese music could be heard from most of the stores. The merchandise ranged from kitchen utensils to electronic goods and footwear. Calculators were the primary medium of communication since no one knew each others languages. This is how it works: You point to the object of your interest. He will enter the price and hand you the calculator. Obviously there is bargaining. You enter the price you are offering. More than likely, the price you are offering is not acceptable to him. He reponses by saying "chaina chaina" and returns the calculator with a lowered price. This continues until a mutually acceptable price is reached. He says "tik cha", you make the payment and leave with what you bought.
We stopped at a store for a drink. Some of us drank canned coke, some drank canned beer (they sold the Chinese made Blue Ribbon, the tasteless American beer). Two shabbily dressed Tibetans appeared and patiently waited for us to finish our drinks. They tooks the cans and vanished. Those were the only Tibetans we saw there, I felt very bad for them.
After a lunch of instant noodles, it was time to make our way towards Kathmandu. We spent yet another hour or so to catch a vechile to the border. This time it was a Tata mini truck. This time we managed to get seated but that was on the floor of the cargo compartment. Once again it stopped at some anakantar place to collect the fares. Our travel companions had to spend some time at the customs to clear some of the merchandise they bought. After that we boarded a minibus to Barabise. Apart from the stops at Tatopani, Phulping, and Chakhu for the "bhansar gasti ko check"s, the ride was uneventful. However, when we arrived Barabise, we had missed the last bus to Kathmandu by a few minutes. The following day was an "Upatyaka Banda" by the Nepali Congress which was the main oppostion party while the government was formed by the UML under the premiership of Man Mohan Adhikari.
So we had to settle at Barabise for the night. We checked-in in a lodge and started wandering around the bazaar that is about 500 m long along the highway. There was also a small shrine of Xyamadevi which seemed to be the main temple of the bazaar that was primarily inhabited by Newars.
After some chit chat in the lodge, we called home to notify our delay on returning. There were a couple of good looking Newar girls in the store that had the only telephone in town. Talking about our travel companions, there was one guy who was in his late twenties and claimed to be a programmer working in Saudi Arabia. He was dark, skinny and majaa le jaad khana sakne. His other friend was a quiet guy. They were accompanied by their sisters who were very nice and friendly. We were closer to the guy working in Saudi. All of us walked across the bridge to a bhatti right beside the 87 km mark of the highway.
(To be continued)
on 25-Dec-02 05:48 AM
a very riveting account of your journey. I haven't travelled much around Nepal, but I could relate to your story a whole lot more owing to the fact that my grandparents live two bus stops further from dolalghat. I haven't been there in ages now, mmm..literally. Thus, I have a suggestion to make....next time you take the same route, don't stop at dolalghat......push yourself to go through two more stops and see this lil amazing basti from "pari patti" with Sunkoshi ravaging against jagged rocks separating our village from rest of the world i suppose. Last time i was there, the road was so bad that I got creeps travelling by bus. But i hear that they have black topped roads now, and you reach there in far less time. You could take your fishing gear too this time around ;)
Anyways, a great recollection! keep them coming!
on 25-Dec-02 09:53 AM
Balla balla chaanas milaayera maile tyo hazur ko tuppa ko posting padhe.
To tell you the truth, 3/4 matrai padhe. Tyo san miguel ra maacha cheura ko kura aaune bittikai mukh ma salalalalalaaa paani bagera tyo bhanda agaadi jaanai sakina. Euta store ma gayera sukyaa maacha, ra indian chiura ni kinera lyaai, heiniken sanga try pani gare ... tara tyo effect bhane pyaat aayena. Dolalghat ko machaa ko effect "hudson" ko machaa le dincha ki bhaneko ta, didaina rahecha.
Tyo tuppa ko posting dherai choti padhi sake, tara tyo beer ra macha bata paar garna nasakyaa huna le maile tyo story lai namaskaar garera hazur ko arko posting padhne jamarko garya chu. Tyo posting pura padhna nasakyaa ma maaf paam.
It was awesome writing hai!!
on 25-Dec-02 02:59 PM
NK, tyo bronchitis bhaeko bela macha khana hune nahune kura chahi doctor lai sodhna thik hola. I hope you will feel better soon.
Oys, do you know precisely which station to get off the bus? I will sure make that trip if I ever get the opportunity. However, I am NOT going to skip the stop at Dolalghat, I am simply too sentimentally attached to that place.
Prem Pujari, I see what the problem is. You need to have fresh fried fish, sukeko macha hoina. Try it, you can probably read my posting completely. Good luck to you :)
on 25-Dec-02 04:09 PM
So we were in a chapre bhatti right across the bridge beside the 87 km mark. For my own purposes, I have named it "Sataasi Kilo ko Bhatti." Have any of you realized that many places that emerged after the construction of the highways are named simply after the km mark they fall on? Often it sounds quite funny to hear that someone's destination is "Battis Kilo" or "Bara Kilo" etc.
Anyway, that bhatti was a small establishment that was dimly lit by perhaps a couple of 25 Watt lamps. There were a few wooden benches and tables. The Saudi dude and I started drinking local jaad. It was my first time having local. I think I managed to drink only two chiya glasses while he drank several. I wonder how much urea I swallowed with it. There were a couple of other customers as well who happened to be bus drivers. I think it was from their conversation with the sahuni that we found that out. We asked them if the buses were to run the next morning, and they said they would honk their horns if they are going.
Everyone had kukhura ko masu served on small thin aluminium plates. Later we had the usual dal bhat. As we exited the bhatti, it was drizzling again. Malai ta jaad majaa le lageko rahicha. Bahira niskepachi po jhan badhi jham jham feel bho ta. Bhotekosi ko pul tarera baya modda saw a pothole perhaps about 50 meters away. Bijuli batti ko reflection pareko thiyo tesma. I was telling this to myself "Tyaha agadi khaldo cha. Tyo khaldo lai maile chalera hidna parcha. Chalera hidena bhane ma tyo khaldo ma parchu. Tespachi mero jutta moja sabai bhijcha etc etc." Next thing is that I heard a splash. I cursed myself "Thukka mora, akhir tyahi khaldo ma tekera maris. Jaad le tero gidi slow paareko!!"
As expected, there was not any bus leaving for Kathmandu the next morning. We had a whole day to spend in Barabise without anything to do. We paid our dues to the lodge but also told the owner that while we were trying to get out of there, we may be staying there for an extra night. He kindly let us leave our belongings in the rooms. Aba ekaichin tala mathi gardai Barabise bazaar ghumiyo. Tyahi Sataasi Kilo ko bhatti ma pheri alikati jaad ra lunch khaiyo. Just as we were about to leave the bhatti, word came that a minibus was about to leave for Banepa, and may even go to Kathmandu if possible. We found the vehicle, and asked the driver to wait for a couple of minutes while we brought our stuff from the lodge. Our lodge was perhaps about 300 meters from where the minibus was parked. By the time we were back with our stuff, the drivers of other buses had blocked the road with their buses making it impossible for our minibus to move. Kati chito garna bhyaeko ni, tyo po achamma lagyo. Kasta marna nasakeka haru jasto lagyo. Just because they were losing a few passengers for the next day, they caused so much inconvenience to us. Such is the monopoly of the "Syndicate" or "Dial" system of buses.
Well well, all I could do then was to curse those drivers to be specific, and the syndicate system in general with all the words I knew of. We just settled at a lodge right at the bus station. Aba din bhari ke gari time pass garne jasto. We bought some cards and played flush and kitty. Tried to learn "call break" but did not have luck. Lodge to chana ma golbheda ko bot haru gamala ma lageko thiyo. Ani tyaha euta BMX cycle thiyo, with one of its tires damaged. Chana ma ek chin tesaiai pani chalaiyo. We borrowed some audio tapes from the lodge and those interested listened to them palai palo on the only walkman among the six of us. Battery sakiyo tesko pani, najikai ko euta electronics pasal ma gaeko battery kinna lai, I bought a Babin Pradhan tape there as well, which I still have it. I have marked, signed, and dated on its inner cover as a tribute to its contribution to help remove the boredom in Barabise :) I am not sure who got the cards though. In the evening, once again we made a lazy stroll in Barabise Bazaar, followed by our last dinner in the Sataasi Kilo Bhatti. The next morning, we were finally on our way to Kathmandu. I am not sure if it was on one of the buses that blocked the road the previous day. After an unevenful 5 hours or so, we were in Kathmandu.
Lau yo czar le Barabise-Tatopani hike ko ke naam lieko thiyo, I could not help myself sharing my memories from there. Lau ta bhetdai garula lekhdai garula.
on 25-Dec-02 04:24 PM
Hajur ko macho khane abhiyan le malai pani kata kata purano yaadgar dilayo, aja Christmas ko raat, kotha ko sunyata sohi ghatana tankan garera bitaune bichar gare maile pani.
Gaun ma sabai lai Dashain lageko thiyo, hami keta keti lai jhan nalagne kurai thiyena. Hajur buwa gaun ko subba, tyesaile nauratha dekhi mar nahane samma aangan ma nagara jhundyayera bajaunu parne. Wari pari, kuna kapcha sabai tira nagara ko dwani puryaunu parne, dashain ayeko sanket dina. Kancho mama urlando barlando tanneri, nagara bajauna maheer. Banki hami bhura bhuri pani kina po pachadi hathiyaun ra, mauka chopera uchai napuge pani kursi wa baithak mathi ubherai bhaye pani saas badne gari taal na betaal nagara thatai halthiyaun. Sohi nagara thataune rahar le gaun ka aru keta keti pani hami kanha gaunthalina aunthe.
Aru bela school jana agadi, afno bhag ma pareko karma, ghaas- daura garnu parne, dashain ko samaya sabai karma bata mukta hami, fursadi ko maat lagera, damlo bata umkiyeko bacho jastai andha dhunda taar bari tira nachna pugthiyaun. Sayad, hami bhitra ko kunthit akanchya haru pokhinu parcha bhanne manyata jagerai hola, hajur muma le banbhoj khane sallaha dinu bhayo.
Chaita ko khaderi ma pakho dadelo lage jhai,'falano ghar ka bhura bhuri ban bhoj khana jane re', halla failiyo. Gaun ka aru pani thapina lage. Chamal ra khukhura ko bando basta garne kura chalyo, tallo ghare Basanta le pwakka bolyo, tyo din macho khane bhanera. Hami chakit, macho marne byawastha ma garchu bhanera hidyo u ghar tira.
Bihan 9 baje, sabai jamma bhayera, saman doko ma haali kamila ko tanti jhai hidyaun khola tira.Umer ko haad ma 8 - 15 barsa ka thiyaun. Karib ek ghanta ko bhala kusari pachi pugiyo tokeko thaun ma. Kabeli khola ma misina bhanda karib 200 meter mathi nikkai thulo dhaha thiyo, tyeihi macho marne bhaiyo. Badema ko Kabeli khola jharne aant hami kasai ma thiyena.
Kohi daura khojna, kohi agenu banauna ta kohi chilaune ko bokra tachna lagiyo. Basanta aaglo dhungo mathi ubhiyera kurliyo, 'sathi ho aja hami blastine padkayera macha marne chau'.
Hamro pariwar ka keta keti haru kehi hachkiyaun; keta keti le blastine chalaunu hunna bhanera barambar hajur buwa ra mama le bhanne garnu hunthiyo. Tyeti bela gaun ma kulo khanne abhiyaan chaleko thiyo, tasartha macho marna saukhin haru ko gharma blastime ko baas hunu kunai anautho thiyena. Basanta ko buwa jalhari, tyesaile chora le buwa ko blastine chapkaye cha kyare, hami herya heryai.
Chilaune ko kauso khur ma hali macho marne hola bhanthani chilaune tachna byasta Ram haat taktakaundai, ' Khai tero blastine hami pani heraun ta' bhandai jharyo.
10 barsa munika sabai lai ek thaun ma bhela gari banki macho marna jutne bhaiyo. Basanta le blastine padkaye pachi hami sabai jana macha batulna pokhari ko deel ma pachaura thapera basne bhayaun.
Sabai jana kan thunera blastine padkiyeko drishya heraun. Pokhari ma pani ko chal nikkai mathi samma uchitiyeko thiyo. Ekai chin ma pokhari ta setamya bhayo macha paltiyera. Sayad blastine padkinda ko charko awaj ra taranga ko karan hola macha sabai uttano paltinda raichan, mare pachi. Sabai jana eta tipne ki uta tipne attiyera bhando ma macha khanyaundai matra ke thiyaun, Chubdhung!! pani chapkiyeko awaj sunera pokhari tira herya ta manche nai po palti raa. Sabai achamma, ekkasi Uday pani ma paltiyeko dekhera. Ram, Krishna, Gothe ra Basanta le hatar sanga Uday lai pani bata bahira nikale, banki hami sabai saas marera ekohoriyaun. Uday ko nidhaar rato bhayera ayo, u behos thiyo, Basanta le gala piti heryo, chakamanna batabaran Uday ko ankho jhimjhimaye pachi todiyo. Uday hos ma ayo, tara hamro macha sabai bagera gai sakeko thiyo. Bhando ma karib 1 dharni jati thiyo hola. Khallo abam garungo mansikta liyera bhat macha khayaun tyo din. Uday, nun khayeko kukhura jhai jhokryayera Chipleti dhungo mathi baserai din galyo. Ekai choti dherai macha paltiyeko dekhera attaliyecha kyare, pokhari mathi raheko aglo dhungo bata dubulki haneko, siddai pokhari ko pindh ma tauko jotina pugecha, paltiyo u pani behos bhayera macha sangai.
Gaun ma chanda ka tee din haru, ahile farkera herda maulik lagchan. Chunauti purna bhaye pani umangapurbak biteka thiye tee din haru.
on 25-Dec-02 11:20 PM
Vividji, I also enjoyed your katha. Ani Kabeli bhannubhaeko rahicha, that is a tributary of Tamor haina ra? Taplejung tira ghar paryo ki kaso?
on 26-Dec-02 06:26 AM
Yes, Kabeli is a tributary of Tamor and it is also the river which seperates the two adjoining districts Taplejung and Pachthar. I belong to the previous one.
Life over there seemed to be moving on a fast lane as I compare it with my present dull sedentary life.
Hope to read more of your past experiences.
on 26-Dec-02 06:42 PM
Amazing narration! romanized Nepali padhna ali garo bhayo but... was worth it!
Your other thread on trekking was absolutely fabulous!
Nice going keep it up hajur!
on 13-Jan-03 11:04 AM
Duita kura jhalyassa samjhay macha kai kura garda. Yo "duwaali chekne" bhaneko ke ho? Can someone please educate me? Also kohi chiplera ladyo bhane "macha maryo" bhanincha ni, teso chahi kina bhaneko hola? Dhannebaad.
on 13-Jan-03 11:23 AM
cant you guys keep it short ............. damn ..........
on 13-Jan-03 12:04 PM
Think that duwaali chekne bhanya khola ma macha marna parda macha umkine thaun jati sabai syaula ra dhunga rakhi chekne kam lai bhanincha kyare, pakka bhane chaina hai sanu chanda duwaali chekera macha marya bhanya ta sunya nai ho tara afu paryo blastine padkaune, :)))
There is also a song ni,
Macha marnu duwaali chekera........
Arko, 'macha maryo', ko chain thaha bhayena.
on 13-Jan-03 01:14 PM
Thanks vividji. What about "siudi ko beesh lay macha marne?" The terms suggests that it is a method of applying some kind of cactus poisoning. Does anyone know how this is performed?
on 14-Jan-03 10:07 AM
Hoina ho Chiple ji, ke ke pani sodnu huncha ho???
Pakkai aba chain how to fish in a traditional way bhanne topics ma grand lekh jala jasto cha ni, :)
Suindi?? is it a cactus or a climber which gives you black fruits which is basic in nature?
Khai suindi ta thaha bhayena tara kauso khur ma lagaune bhanya chain, chilaune wa anya jhuse prakiti ko plant ko bokra lai masino hune gari kutne/ pindhne ani tyo dhulo lai lagera khur( where fishes hide) ma lagera halne, tyespachi ek chin ma macha sabai chatpatindai niskanchan khur bata. The reason is the fine particles enter the gills and the fish are suffocated so they come out of their hiding place in search of fresh water to wash away the stuffs, but alas at that time, fishermen catch them.
Next time when you go to nepal try visiting one of the remote villages so that you can have a very good idea about how to fish in a traditional way, just sallaha matrai hai feri janu hola ra dukha payeko bela cyber sathi vivid ko kura sunera bhani sarapnu hola ra feri malai thuk le sarkela sas nai jane gari, :))
on 14-Jan-03 10:59 AM
tyo station ko naam pachi teera dimla.....arko euta kura malai ni jhalyassa yaad aayo....after dolalghat, the next big stop is LAMU SANGHU, and one more stop around that, or u can even walk to this exotic village. ..its called the "MAJHI GAON" (fishermen's village) ..perhaps u can stop there and get all yor queries answered....:)
and if u happen to go there around october if my memory serves me correctly, they have a huge majhi festival.......absolutely incredible :).........that was very long ago though :(.........anways, sunkoshi long gone begotten memories back, making them more vivid :)...
on 14-Jan-03 05:17 PM
Vividji and Oys, thank you for your inputs. I had never heard about the kauso method. As Vividji suggested, may be I should actually work towards a doctorate on "Traditional Fishing Methods in Nepal", baru kun university bata ramro research grant paincha teta tira po khoji garnu parla jasto cha.
I think I am going to start my trip at Barabise. After an evening of gulping some urea at the Sataasi Kilo ko bhatti, bholipalta Majhigau janay. Next stop would be at Dolalghat. After some research and devouring beer and macha, I will start a rafting cum fishing research expedition in the Sunkosi valley all the way to Triveni. Tespachi Tamor ko kinarai kinar walk to Mulghat. Bisrantidevi ko darshan gari Hile gaera Gajur Hotel ko tomba khane. Ani back to Mulghat to follow the Tamor to Kabeli dobhan. Vividji, can you please acquaint me with your fellow gaules there? Suketar bata plane ma Biratnagar farkine ray kya ajha last ma :)
Vividji, testo sarapne kaam ma bata hunna. Indeed, Dr. Chipledhunga will give you due credit on his dissertation :)
on 15-Jan-03 11:17 AM
Ke ho Chiple jiu, purba paschim sabai tira bhai dinu bha???
Sanu chanda Tamor ko kinar rai kinar hidera 8 days ma ghar pugeko yatra samjhaunu bho ni hajur le. But now bus le nai winter time ma ghar angan mai puryai halcha kya bore bhane. All those beautiful sceneries from Hile, Basantapur, Menchyayem dhap, Gupha Pokhari, Garjha hundai Tamor ko dhobhan jhareko ani tyespachi ta topi nai khasne ukalo ni feri Fungling bazaar samma ta sabai yaad ayo bhane.
Hile ko tongba?? Ke ho Chiple jiu, tyesto aspirin halya tongba pani piune bhane, aunus ma kanha baru pure traditionally home made kodo ko 3 months chippiyeko tongba offer garaunla,3 pani piuna sath rigaune, hunna, :) aba Dr. sab ko dissertation ma nam chadne bhaye pachi,:))
Buwa le pani ek jamana Ph. D. dissertation garna aune lai satkar garnu bha thiyo kyare, muma lai arish le jalaundai, aba mero palo jasto cha.....
Anyway, Suketaar dekhi Btn samma ko ticket lai yeso source lagaunu parcha bhane bhani halum kyare, :))), Doctor sab ko sewa ma hajeer.
on 15-Jan-03 01:37 PM
Vividji, afu ta Basantapur dekhi mathi ani Itahari dekhi purba jaana paeko chaina. Dharan dekhi Basantapur ko thau chahi sarai ramailo lageko ho. Pahila Dharan lai herdai Bhedetar samma ko ukalo, ani pheri tala Mulghat samma jharera Tamor tarera mathi Dhankuta ko ukalo. Dhankuta ko Ghumaune Chautari bata hidera ukalo lagdai Kopche ma Bihibar ko haat herera bistarai mathi Debrebas samma ukalo lagda ko ananda arkai cha. Hile bata bihanai suryodaya sangai dekhine Makalu ko drisya. Aba tomba ta hotel ma basera suddha ta kaha bata khana paunu, tai pani Gajur Hotel ko chahi best tomba bhanne sunera tetai basiyo, tetai khaiyo. Sidhuwa bazaar ma pani tyo Chhathar Hotel ka sahu sarai mitho bhaat pakauda rahichan. Jaado ko bela gaeko sungur ko masu, kaalo dal, ra rayo ko saag sanga bhaat khanda dui mana khaeko ni pattai nahune. Basantapur bata kehi dekhna paienna tara tyaha ra Sidhuwa bich ko baato lai kuhiro chicholdai kaatda arkai ramailo. Tyaha ko Yak Hotel ko momo pani gajab cha ni saachi.
Lau Vividji, yeso basera tinpane ra tomba khana parla kaso? Baru RNAC ma manche chineko bhae euta tikus milaidiu na hai.
on 15-Jan-03 01:50 PM
Chiple jiu, thaun haru ko nam pani kati saro kanthai ho bhane, ma ta tyo bato kati patak hidya hidya tara nam tyestari kahile kantha gariyena bhane, sayad yatra ko bastabikta le garda pani hola, hajur ghumnu janu bha hola hakim bhayera yeso bhatta pachauna afu pariyo koseli kandh ma bokera gaun ma barkha utarna lagne bidhyarthi ani kaslai fursad ni Hotel ko nam sam. Tara drishya bhane pakkai ramailo hai. Dhanna hajur le Basantapur naghnu bhayena cha natra feri gharjam tyetai hunthiyo ki baa,:)) ke thaha??
Hajur tikus ta milyo kyare tara rating chain $$$ ma hai, :)))
on 16-Jan-03 09:30 AM
Vividji, kaha bata hakim bhaera bhatta pachaunu ho? I was there as a volunteer cum tourist. Volunteer bhaera janda alikati daily allowance painthyo, tyo ta tettikai janthyo.
Ani thanks for securing me an RNAC ticket but I decided to decline it. Since I would be paying out of the grant money, I would not mind paying in $$$ tara tyo paisa ko sadupayog pani huna paryo ni. Duhunu gai banaaka chan RNAC lai sabai le. Tesmathi as someone told me, RNAC stands for Royal Nepal Always Cancels bhanera. Aba tikus bhae pani udna paune guarantee bhaena ni. Tyahi bhaera baru bus mai Jhapa jharnu parla. Ilam gaeko chaina ma, teta pani ghumnu paincha, Mai Pokhari ra Antu danda ko baray pani dherai suneko ho, pratyaxya dekhne mauka n paincha.
on 16-Jan-03 12:32 PM
Macha chain tapain ra ma nai bhayera khane bhaye jasto cha tongba sanga,:))
Hajur! offer decline garnu bhayeko, kya chitta nai dukhyo bhane pitta nai futne gari, :((
Hajur lai udaune jimma ma liunla ni hunna, RNAC le naudaye pani mai pakheta lagaidiyera glider ma udaunla ni kasto kamjor thannu bha ho yo jyan lai?? Heh! heh! mathi suketaar ko dando bata sararara garera tala tamor ko dhobhan ma ke ekai choti, :p
Lau lau Ilam pani ramailo cha, chiya bari ma ekohoro bhayera geet gungunaune ho ki ke??? Ilam bata bus chadne ani ranke banjhyang, phidim, gopetaar, singapur hundai kabeli ko dhobhan pugi halnu huncha ni, kahile ho baru tithi miti diun na, asala macha ko mala liyera swagat garna basaunla ni Shripanchami bazaar ma, doctor sab ko!
Katro source lagaunu parya hola hai, dissertation ma nam chadauna lai, :)))
on 17-Jan-03 07:23 AM
Vividji kina hau Basantapur bhanda mathi gaeko bhae tetai gharjam basthyo bhaneko? Terhathumay Limbuni haru dekhda Mahadev ko tin netra hunay khal ka sundari haru paray ki kaso? Please don't take it personally hai for declining your ticket offer. I just don't want to overpay in order to satisfy those hungry creatures that control the building of New Road ke. Tyo glider banne kasta pani nagaru, baru Tata bus mai Ilam jharula. Aba chiyabari ma ta geet gaunai paryo ni chiya ko muna tipiraheki sundari lai herdai "Ilamai sahar chiya bari ramro tyahi para ghar hamro..kaski hau chori patali mori laijanay aat hamro" bhanera.
on 17-Jan-03 11:31 AM
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder bhanchan kyara, aba tyo ta ma ke bhanam? Maile ta scenery ko khub barnan garnu bhayeko bhayera po bhanya ta, ki rahar cha ra hajur khokpa bokne??:P
Kutuni chahincha bhane bhani halam kyare, :)) ( marne bhaye terathumeli haru le!)
Bhag bhaire bhag!
Janda jandai, Ilam ma chiya tipne sundari ko pencil heel nabhaye pani hawai chappal ko jhatti bhetnu hola ni feri, hos gares, heh! heh!
on 18-Jan-03 11:55 AM
Lau na kya ho yo khokpa bokne ra kutuni bhaneko? Afu ta kuwa ko "virtual" bhyaguto jasto pariyo purbleli sabda ta teti bujhdina hau. Handainan handainan hawai chappal le. Pashupatinagar bata laali paudar koseli lyaidina parcha, ani chiya ka muna jasta komal haat le maya garchan baru
on 18-Jan-03 12:10 PM
Dhumbaji, if you happen to be reading this thread, can you please write a few words about fishing in the Budhi Gandaki valley? I would greatly appreciate your help on my research :)
on 20-Jan-03 08:23 AM
Macha marya ta bho macha ukhelya kura kahile sunnu bha cha??
on 20-Jan-03 04:20 PM
Macha ukhelne ray? Khoi jhar ukhelne bhanne suneko thie, kanchat ko rau ukhelne bhaneko suneko thie. Tara yo macha ukhelne bhaneko chahi ke ni? Ali prasta gari bhandinus na. Ani maile yo bhanda aghi gareko prasna ko jawaf khoi ni?
on 22-Jan-03 08:52 AM
Research tyesai huncha?? Purva tira yeso paila tekya bela sodnu hola bata ma jhamka bhet hune batuwa lai tyo mathi ko hajur ko prasna chain. Reply aye pachi khabar pam, probability projection garna lai re kya ajha, :)
Actually maile pani macha ukhelya bhanya dekhya hoina sikkim bata aune haru le bhaneko sunya huna le sunai halna man lagera matrai ho sodi topalya, :))
Winter ma macha haru ubhauli lagchan. Tyeti bela khola jati sukdai jancha macha haru tyeti nai muhan tira lagchan ra anta ma muhan mai puge pachi macha ko sankhya dherai huncha ra pani ko muhan sano, tyei bhayera sabai macha le bachne upaya ta garnai paryo, ani sabai macha afno tauko tyo shallow pani ma baluwa bhitra gadera baschan. Tyeti bela majhi le mathi bata macha ko puchar matra dekhcha ani tyei puchar samatera macha tanne kam lai nai macha ukhelne bhanchan.
Tee gaun ka buda jasle anautha anautha kura katha sunaune garthe, chan ki chainan ajhkal kunni, dherai bho gaun ko darsan napaa pani.
on 23-Jan-03 06:48 PM
Yeta ta sarai jaado bhaeko cha ni, aba macha ukhelna janu paryo ki kaso afu pani :) Khoi tyo question haru ko preliminary idea ta dinus na hau. Ani po tyaha gaera research garna sajilo huncha.
Machi maara na hey sahili
achaar lai chatani maachi maara na
Pokhara ko bazaarai ma mattitel cha tin ma
timro hamro bhet bhaaka ko sanibar ko din ma
Ani ke ke thiyo kyaaray tyo geet ko word haru.
on 24-Jan-03 11:18 PM
mula chiple, kati amcha khanchas yaar..
dherai macha khayera whale macha holas feri..
ramro cha tero postings haroo..nepal ma macha ra marpha ma khuala talai..(chado aayes bhane) nabhaye ta ma ta uttar bhot tira byapar garna jau ki bhanne sochira chu.. muna madan ko madan jastai..
on 25-Jan-03 12:04 PM
Hajur ko muna feri dhar dhari balindra ashu ko dhara bagaundai bhanlin ni,
Hat ko maila sunko thaila, ke garnu dhan na le,
Saag ra sisnu khayera basnu anandit man na le!!!
Ki Modern Muna ko khoji ma ho???
on 25-Jan-03 12:10 PM
Hyaa IF, whale macha bhae ta jhan ramro ni, tyahi Japanese haru ko sikar napare samma. Baru ta dherai khasi ko masu nakhaa, boka banlaas. Pork dherai nakhaa, sungur holas, buff dherai nakhaa natra ranga holas. Taile je dherai khae ni sakahari jantu hunay dekhincha. Ta sakahari jantu bhais bhane ta kyaari macha khanu ni ta sanga? Tyahi bhaera je khanu cha kha tara thikka matrai kha.
Bhot tira najaa hau, afnai desh ma bas.
Soona thailo haata ko mailo ke garnu dhana le
saaga ra sisnu khaerai pugcha anandi mana le
on 25-Jan-03 12:12 PM
Kati garchau research hau,
Arka kai desh ma hau, arka kai desh ma,
Lekh jau na, macha marna,
Ningalo ko balchi ma hau, ningalo ko balchi ma,
Maile ke garnu,
Prasna jati utai sodnu, parlan feri kholsi ma hau kholsi ma!!!
Heh! heh! JPT Kumar Basnyat tune.
on 25-Jan-03 12:28 PM
ma ta byapar pani garu, muna pani khoju bhanera bhot tira jana la.. aaba k garnu, tyatso rune muna bhaye ta nepal mai basinthyo ni.. janani janma bhumischa, swragadapi gariyasi bhandai..
aani chiple, ta chahi dherai fool nakha, kukhura holas. american broiler, steak nakha sadhe holas..sausage dherai nakha sungur bangur bandel ghoda holas.raxi dherai nakha, dublayera churot holas..
on 25-Jan-03 12:35 PM
Sunya ta, Bhot ma uthe dekhi na sute samma mukh ma je chircha tyo masu nai chircha bhanchan sathi haru.
Bull dog ko masu chain speciality hola kyara, enjoy the sweet meat, :)
Ani nepal aunda ta bulldog jastai bhayera double chin and flabby cheek re kya ajha, :P
on 25-Jan-03 12:41 PM
hahah vivid ji,
bull dog hoina hola.. bhote kukr hola.. tibetan mastiff bhanch akya re... farkida ek ton bhayera farkine bichar cha ni mero ta..tara kukur ko masu khada khgada puchhar aayo bhane ta barbaad cha.. k garne ho ... ho..
aani tapai pani tyaha amrika ma masu dherai nakahnu hos..feri ghar aauda bhow bhow, quack quack bow bow garne bhayo bhane ta bore huncha ni
on 25-Jan-03 12:45 PM
IF, chintaa nagar. Fool ra sausage khanay no chance, afu ta breakfast nakhanay manche. Steak khana lai paisa chaina, ek choti khaeko $10 and up tips ra euta beer jodda. Raksi khaera churot hune hoina, baru din ko dui maanaa bhaat le motaera cigar hula bhanne dar cha. Ta baru raksi kattiko khanchas ni? Tyo khukuri rum, shree dudhiya, challenger, bagpiper, ruslan, mirnov etc etc kati khanchas? Dublaera churot matrai hoina dhaago jasto holaas ni.
on 25-Jan-03 12:50 PM
doodhiya last tyam khako class 9 ma huda bau ko paisa chorera.. khukuri last time khako 7 barsa agadi ...bagpiper chahi ahile ni yeso mauka ma khayeencha.. nabhaye ta ma ni raxi saxi chunna aajkaal.. aajkaal ta chipledhuga ko kancha ko pasal ma basera coffee khanu maan lagcha k garnbe tadha paryo,.. tyo pasal ma chahi taruni ko yesto jam ghat k bhanne...ahile ta payo bhane kahile kahi mustang ko marpha ra johny walker ko rato nilo kalo hariyo sunaulo ho..aab ama ta jhan nepal ma basera ek rice cooker bhaat khane manche k dhago hune.. saale un(wool) ko dallo hola bhanne daar...
on 25-Jan-03 01:01 PM
Breakfast skip garnu is not good for health bhanchan. Those who think they are eating less and putting on weight are the ones who skip breakfast re hai hos garnus.
Pataal pravas jana bhagya mai lekhya raina cha bhannu parla. Tara jahan chu ramrai chu ahile samma ta, quack quack bhow bhow garne bha chaina baru nghuk nghuk garne bhaiyela ki bhanne daar cha, :)))
Ani not too much empty calories hai, Bhot tira, pot belly hola ni umerai ma heh! heh!
Time is up for today.
See you around next time.
on 25-Jan-03 01:15 PM
nghuk nghuk garne bhanya k ho vivid ji?
empty calorie , pot belly ko kurai nagarnus.. ahile bhudi lagera barbaad bhai sakyo...
la ta sathi, bhetdai garaula.. ramailo guff gardai garaula..
on 25-Jan-03 01:31 PM
Vividji, I am not skipping breakfast due to weight concerns. It is rather due to the fact that I reluctantly get up in the morning to go to work after hitting the snooze button a few times. Ani kaha bata tyaam paunu brekfaas khana? Taipani euta kera ra alikati coffee ta chodne garyaa chaina ke office pugera :)
IF, bhot gaera namotaes hai. Natra ti chitikka pareko jiu bhaeka chimsi haru le talai futyaa ankha le herdainan.
on 26-Jan-03 08:55 AM
I have 3 friends in Main land China,
Whenever I meet them online, their gunasos go like this:
A: I have to run cos my Chinese friend(girl) is waiting for me to go to a movie.
B: They(Chinese girls) always say that I look like their brothers.
C: Oh! I don't fit in their menu & am starting to feel more homesick then ever.
So, which category do you fall in ni?? Heh! heh!
Ani ke ho natural bulldozer ko awaj pani kahile sunya chaina ki ke??
La la mauka yehi ho Bhot gaa bela, farm ma gayera sunnu hola, :)))
Kasto melodious and saporific sunincha,:P
on 26-Jan-03 09:02 AM
Ankha chimsa bhayera ke bho,
Udaar deel ka khani hun kyare,
Alikati rees pokhiyera ke bho,
Jindagee bhari sath dinda hun kyare!!
on 26-Jan-03 12:23 PM
Vividji, maile chimsi haru lai naramri bhaneko hoina ni. Muna Madan padhnubhaeko chaina ra?
Manis thulo dila le huncha ankha le hudaina
Aba ankha chimso hos wa badaami hos mori ko man ramro bhae ta bhaigo ni. I was just warning IF to watch his belly size ke, so that he won't be repulsing those chimsi beauties.
on 26-Jan-03 12:53 PM
Khai ho Chiple ji,
Sundarta ko arko pato nai thula nayan hun ki jasto lagna thali sakyo ke aba ta,
Jati pani barnan gariyeka chan tyei thula nayan kai barnan gariyeko paincha,
Gajaluti thula thula ankha.......
Badami ankha( almond shaped eyes.... re ajha english ma pani).....
Kahile sunnu bha cha,
Nagalajuti chimsa chimsa ankha......
Preferences are shaped according to our brought up and cultures bhanchan tyestai lagya matrai ni.
In jest hai, not in a serious note ni feri.
Bolyo ki polyo, daar nai lagcha bhane kahile kanhi sajha ma bolna pani, :(
on 27-Jan-03 12:24 AM
aaba tyasto ghyampo jasto ta motau daina ni yaar... saaman bokera lhasa bata khasa aaune, khasa bata lhasa jane... aani kaha bata motaune tyastari.. baru khasa bata nepali churot lagera chinese ni pataune, lhasa bata sun lyayera nepali pataune.. dubai haat ma laddu.
vivid (sorry hai, i am very anaupacharik.. yo ji, jyu bhanna tyatti maan lagdaina...kripaya anyatha nammanu hola)
ani maile bhanna khojya chahi k bhane:
ma ta tyo shrestha rai dahal category ma parina.. ma ta Lu bhanne chinese category ma pare.. ma chinese padh-da mero guru ba guru aama le dinu bhako naam....
aaba china ma padhne nepali harooko gunaso pani bichitra ko raicha.. kura k hudo rahecha bhane, nepali daju bhai chahi keti ko poaisa ma tanna beer khayera keti sita moj garna khojna hudo rahecha..aani keti haroo chahi, timi ta mero bhai jasto, raxi nakhau bhanda rahechan.. shanghai ma huda dekhiyo..aafnai aankha agadi yesta ghatana pani..
arko group chahi dhani ko chori takdai hidne rahecha.. love garyo, tyasai sita bihe garyo aanis asuro kahile marla bhanera deen ganera basyo.. sasuro 20 barsa samma ni namare pachi.. bhatti tira gayera jaad khadai, "udayo sapana sabai hurile" bhandai gaana gaudai basyo..
la ta sathi haroo.. yeso guff garau..kati eutai politics ko suga ratai...hoina ta?
on 28-Jan-03 04:21 PM
Jata tatai ke ho yesto??
US ma hariyo patta ko nimti,
Europe ma rato patta ko nimti,
Kathmandu ma aputali dhan ko nimti,
Hunda hunda China sarkar ko rato dhan mathi pani ankha gadna pugne bhanesi nepali chaura haru tagadai hun, :))
Anyway, what is the meaning of LU?
on 28-Jan-03 05:15 PM
dolalghat ko machha le purano yaad dilayo..I miss Nepal and realy wanna go back..atleast for that picnic/macha khana lai...tato pani jada sadhai..usual hault garne thau thiyo to...sabai aaba yo manaspatal ma taja chha..till I next time visit ..but don't know when...
on 01-Feb-03 03:23 PM
Kata harae Vivid ra IF? Yeso bichar garda Vivid chahi Taplejung tira IF chahi Jatra ma Marpha khana gae ki kaso?
on 01-Feb-03 08:54 PM
hoina yaar hoina.. aajkaal i have promised someone that i would lower my alcohol intake, if not totally give up.. so everytime i see marpha, khana maan lagera gilas ma halda pani khanai sakdina ni bro..ahile ta TOKALA chiya jindabad bhai sakyo.
ta chahi k ho.. dolalghat bata smuggling garera lageko macha ko jhol khadai jado ma sirak le gutu-mutu parera kalo patta ko chuski lidai, taruni sita phone ma guff gardai hola ni.. ki kaso? hoina bhane hoina bhan..
vivid chahi sachai haraunu bhayo jasto cha..macha kinna trader joe's tira ho ki?
la sun ma pani sano tino kabi:
manchr ko maya yaha
malekhu ko macha jasto
samjhida ni mitho
tara nabhaye pachi..
(what a great you to start your day.. bihana bihana kabita lekhiyo.. bekkar ma hijo dari katya nabhaye ta thyakkai bairagi kabi)
on 01-Feb-03 08:55 PM
on 03-Feb-03 01:09 PM
yeso 2-4 din gupta bas basi herya ni,
macha khana lai nihu chahiyo ni, :)
Macha ko maya,
Lagcha sadhai uti,
Canned tuna ra sardine,
Je khaye pani,
Swad gayechan sati,
Kalkhale ko pani mitho,
Jaljale ko tihun,
Tyei khola ko macha,
Puginthiyo ki gati!!
JPT macha kavita to join IF ji, :)
on 03-Feb-03 01:13 PM
aba ma tyo macha sacha kunai pani khanna... na ta can ko ..na ta dolaghat ko... Ganaune ra kada kai dar lagcha....
Tara..have u ever tried lemon-pepper Salmon or cat-fish?? I frequently eat that kind of fish:)
tara..tyo sukuti macha ko jhol banayera khana chai ati mitho huncha....Kura garda pani mukh ma pani aayo....ba!!
on 03-Feb-03 11:20 PM
Hyaa IF kaha bata paunu ni Dolalghat ko macha khana yaha? Kasaile jhukkera lyae pani customs ma seize garihalcha ni. Vividji, gajab cha hai kabita.
Rusty, I have tried smoked salmon as well as the lemon pepper salmon several times. I would have done so more often if they were more affordable. Yeso saano saano tukra parera jaad sita khana ta khub mitho huncha ni. Cat fish ra mackarel kahile kahi Nepali style le jhol haalera pakaune garchu, mithai huncha.
Macha kai kura garda undergrad padhda ko ek sanjh ko samjhana aayo. A Bangladeshi friend of mine (who used to call himself "machay bhatay Bengali" was sharing his apartment with his Thai mayalu. Both of them were excellent chefs. So one evening they invited me for some "exotic Thai" dinner. She opened the can of fish, the whole apartment started stinking so bad. We opened the door, and was greeted by a strong smell of skunk. Ke garne ke garne jasto. Dhup batti balera jyaan bachaiyo :) Tara tyahi macha ko salad banaera khanda ta mitho bhaeko thiyo.
on 04-Feb-03 05:32 AM
Macha ko kura ta nikkai gariyo tara fresh macha kinera khana ta malai pani aant aundaina, sanu macha man naparne, thulo macha kanda kai daar, boneless macha daam ko maar, :)
Smoked salmon really taste delicious with lemon juice, but the fillet is so thin you can just gulp it all in one time ni, fasad, sano sano piece parera khana lai ki ta patience ki ta session(raushi) chahiyo ni, afu sanga duwai nai, :(
One of my Vietnamese friend has promised to cook for me her special dish, fish with tom yum paste very soon, YUMMY YUMMY mukh ma ryal ayo..........waiting for that moment, heh! heh!
Chiple ji, have you tried fish sauce? Its aroma really stinks but taste very appetising.
Cat fish ta junga dekherai khana daar lagcha malai, :P
on 04-Feb-03 09:49 AM
Vividji, mero pani tyahi haal cha macha kinne kura ma. Kahile kahi matrai kinne ho ma pani. Have you tried smoked oysters with whisky? Euta oyster ek sip tyo somras khanda ta ek chin afu corporate America ma baseko chu bhanne kurai birsaudo rahicha. Vietnamese ko kura garda..I tried their shrimp noodle soup in California. $3 ma you could get a big bowl of that lovely creation of mankind. Euta Malaysian sathi le khub mitho sanga tarkari bhutthyo fish sauce use garera, I tried it too but didn't have luck.
on 04-Feb-03 03:51 PM
Oyster khaa?? Oyster ra moussels ta herdai nakhau nakhau jasto huncha malai.
Shrimp khayeko kahani cha. Ek din yeso shopping center gaa sea food khane jhok chalera shrimp kiniyo. Kotha ma aaye pachi pakaune kasari, buparibesthit muluk ko manche pariyo macha ra gangata bhanda para pakauna janya hoina, parena fasad. Ani hatar sanga internet ma shrimp recipe khojiyo ra among the different recipes, tried nepali one, swad milla bhanera. Pakaiyo, tyo color pink hune bittikai nikalnu parne herda herdai ke ko pink matrai brown nai bhayo ni dhannai. Kyal rubbery hundo raicha ni dherai pake pachi ta. Tyes pachi balla pakauna janiyo shrimp. Kya sasto raicha ni ho US tira ta sea food. Last time, when I went to The Hague, couldn't resist the shrimp pakauda ani 5 euro tirera 200 gm khaiyo ni.
on 05-Feb-03 09:40 AM
Vividji, malai ta ekdam man parcha oyster ra moussels pani. Huna ta maile man naparaune seafood kehi chaina hola. Oohi jaad sanga khana kahile kahi can ko smoked wala chahi lyauchu. Shrimp pani tyahi kahile kahi sale ma pre-cooked payo bhane tarkari or chau chau ma paryaak puruk bhutidinay ho. Vividji ko basai purba wa paschim kinar tira cha ki kaso? Seafood sasto bhaneko le sodheko ho. Maine ma lobster sasto huncha bhanthay, hamro gaun tira aru seafood nai choi nasaknu mahango cha lobster ta yeso tadhai bata darshan garne matrai ho. Bhuparibesthit desh bata aiyo, baas pani testai ma pareko cha ahile samma.
Surprisingly, I found seafood very expensive in Singapore contrary to what I was expecting. I went to one of the abundant "hawker centers" (open air version of yaha ko food court bhanu na) and ordered a lunch of Tiger Beer and seafood curry. That lunch was a strange combination of hot and cold. Tyo thau chahi chana bhaeko tara bhitta nabhaeko khulla thau ke. Tyaha ko jasto humidity ta afule kahile experience nagareko. Ek chin bahira niskyo ki pasina le nithrukka. Ceiling fan ko ali ali hawa authyo, ani ghutukka ek sip tyo chiso beer khayo. Tara tyo curry ko piro ekatira, arko tira bahira ko garmi ra humidity. Pasina khal khal aunay. Tara jastai bhae pani it was one of the best curries I have ever had.
Yaha shrimp ko per lb testai $10 jati parcha, compared to that I think 5 Euros for 200 gm was not a bad price ni, per kg US $ 20 tireko jasto bho haina, yaha ko bhanda slightly cheaper actually. Ani teso bhae Netherlands pani baseko tapai? Amsterdam ma ramailo kattiko gariyo ni? Desh bidesh nikai ghumnu bhaeko jasto cha ni.
on 05-Feb-03 05:13 PM
Haare Chiple ji, Bhalu ko man khanyu mathi bhanthe ho ki ke???, ;)
If you really want to know about how I felt after visiting Amsterdam, then here I go. Since you come out of the train station all you can breathe is the smoke of maurijuana and by the end of the day you will also feel tipsy without having a cup of coffee(that is what they say). Ramailo in your sense I think you are referring the famous Red light area, isn't it?? Yaaks! the pros inside those windows 75% were out of shape and ugly. While we were there, everybody wanted to see how really those areas look like so how could I be the only not curious, so off I followed my gangs of 15.
Apart from those, others are worth visiting. Maybe those places also have their own values but depends on how you perceive it.
Mero basai purva pani hoina paschim pani hoina hajur, actually they say that it is the centre of europe kyare, heh! heh! but it does have the coastal area along the west, which runs from north to south. So, I had the same expectation as you had about Singapore, the Lion city. And in comparision to other food, seafood is damn expensive.
While I was in Singapore, ate snake meat for the first and last time in my life. Once, my father decided to treat us a dinner in a chinese restaurant so we entered to one and to our horror, saw a beheaded cat under the fireplace. Out we dashed never to enter a chinese restaurant again. Finally, we ended up in an Indian restaurant eating roasted chicken.
Bidesh ko hawa ali ali khaindai cha, ke garne mauka ma chauka hannai paryo ni ki kaso?? Last year, visited 5 so this year at least intending to visit min 3 to max 5. Yeso hajur haru ko jastai CV ma countries visited ma no. badauna paiyos na, chyankhe thapna lai ke ;).
on 05-Feb-03 05:52 PM
Okay a slight degression from machhha here:
I share your experience on a wanderer's paradise or so they say about Amsterdam. My memories of Amsterdam start right from that architecturally rich beautiful train station--Centraal. Soon after exiting the train station a loooooooong line of bicycles parked, that too not fancy ones--but simple chinese like we see in nepal. On the road there were more bicylces ridden than cars, buses or trams. I still remember young, well dressed up (as most europeans), talking on the cell phone while riding there bicycle, looked kinda cool! (in addition to being environmentally friendly:) ).
The walk thenafter toward the town as vividji says is marijuana smelling all throughout. THe red district area...ughhhhh still makes me sick..women in a range of shapes, in their florescent minimal clothes and tons of make up, and some smoking, drinking...least fav scene i recall .
But ofcourse there were tons of cool stuff as well. Boat rides on canals, evening walks along the canals, good food, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank Museum, and shopping! :)
Vividji don't tell me you did not take advantage of space shake, space cake and all that while in Amsterdam.
Ani vividjiu have you by any chance detoured toward Brugge, a gorgeous little town in Belgium. That i would say is a post card city! We almost missed a train back to amsterdam, from where we had to catch a flight that evening; would've missed if we were 2 mins late...
sorry chiple maachha ko kura ma ke ke aai pugyo--could not help once i saw the amsterdam :) la ma gaye gaye
on 05-Feb-03 06:23 PM
How could I not visit Brugge, the oldest and the most peaceful city in Europe. For me it is a piece of heaven on earth.
Didn't you visit Ghent? The city in Belgium with most listed monuments.
You know one thing I missed badly in Amsterdam is visiting Anna Frank house. When we arrived there, there was a long queue, hanuman ko puchar bhanda pani lamo waiting in that cold to enter Anna Frank house, so we couldn't risk waiting that long. So, from just in front of that house we took the canal trip amidst the smoke of maurijauna.
Ani Najar ji, if by any chance you see a bicycle with a white paper stuck at the rear carrier, you can just pick it up and ride ni, it is legal in Netherlands and Belgium.
on 05-Feb-03 08:52 PM
cycle chorne legal in the netherlands and belgium? ramailo raicha..
najar ji, gajjab cha description..ahile jau jasto lagna thalyo tyaha..
vivid ji, aaba nepali macha chadera dutch macha khane? aafu matra khane bhanya?
chiple, ta pani ja yeso europe tira macha khana...euta singai whale macha kha :-)
on 05-Feb-03 08:57 PM
vivid ji, snake meat re.. snake ta mitho huncha hola ni..
by the way, koi sathi haroole kukur khanu bha cha?
jhukkiera mukh ma ekchoti paryo. tyaspachi ta vegeterian hu ki bhanera ni sochiyo, k garne masu masu khane muluk ma basai thyo..
on 06-Feb-03 03:59 AM
You skipped the main part ni, 'the white paper stuck at the rear carrier of the bicycle', that means that bicycle has no owner proved by the police. Still it is true that you don't go and report the loss of your bicycle to the police cos it is no use.
Ke garne IF ji, dutch macha ko swad nepali lekhali asala macha ko puchar ma pani pugdaina ra po sarho paryo ta.
Khai snake meat ta khaiyo tara swad kasto bhanne? Thaha napaye samma mitho paye pachi sarbaswo haran bhaye jasto, the reason was I didn't know it before eating ni, chinese restaurant ma noodle soup order garya ho, ani khai sakera sodya ta didn't you recognise the taste po bhancha hai, sanka lagyo ra feri sodya ta SNAKE bhanechi ta pet batarina uluk uluk huna thali halyo ni. Anyway an extra experience in life.
Ani If ji, kukur lai ta marna agadi khub kutera yatana dinchan re ni? When the dog is stressed the brain produces adrenalin which finally leads to release of glucose in the blood making the meat taste sweet. Kukur ko masu guliyo thiyo ho???
Lau macha bata suru bha kahani kukur samma pugyo heraun ke samma pugne ho, :)
on 06-Feb-03 09:15 AM
I second you on Brugge..so peaceful, so calm, so serene yet incredibly beautiful. I still have a picture of the colorful city hall square posted on my wall.
Didn't get a chane to Ghent, was short on time. Infact, Brugge too was not on the list. Was in Amsterdam for a long weekend, and few Dutch friends highly recommended Brugge, so went there for a day with a risk in hand.....left for Brugge early morning, ..lost in the lust of Brugge, almost missed a flight back to Switzerland,where at the time we were interning. The train schedule to amsterdam from Brugge at the time was every 4 hrs, and had we not stepped in the station at 4:08, we'd have been there longer and perhaps woud've explored Ghent..and may be fired at work in a diff country :)
Tapai ra ma adventures ko kura aru thread ma kunai deen garamlaa. CHiple ko machha thread dilute nagaram hai ? re kya ajha gari sakera :)
Btw, you never told me if you got high on those space shakes, and space cakes in Amsterdam.
I am determined to steal those bicylces and ride around the city next time i am in that part of the globe. I will take my cell phone from here and pretend that i am talking to appear cool while i ride a 'choreko' bicycle. :)
on 06-Feb-03 02:05 PM
Oho dui din kehi lekhna nabhyaeko bela yo thread ta Dolalghat ko macha bata Amsterdam ko ke jaati space cake ra shake samma pugeko rahicha. So what are those space stuff ni? Ekdam high parne bhaeko le teso bhaneko ho ki kaso? Benaras ko bhang lassi and bhang laddu ko baray ta suneko ho, teskai Dutch equivalent paray ki kaso? Najar, mero ta cell phone chaina, natra yeso ma pani Amsterdam tira cycle chorna jana hunthyo. Denmark ma pani hoina, you could pick up a bike from one public place and drop it to the other without a charge?
So what about Rotterdam? Anything significant or interesting about it other than being a major port? Naam sunya bhaera sodheko kyaa. Just wondering yo “dam” bhaneko chahi ke rahicha? Jamma dui sahar ko naam suneko, tyo pani dam dam? Bandh batai aeko ho ta tyo sahar haru ko naam? Ani what is Holland ni? Is it simply an unofficial name for the country ki ke ho?
Vividji teso bhae Yurop ma po baso baas gardai? Ma ta yahi Amrika ma hola bhanthaneko. Ma sanga compete nagaray huncha tyo # of countries CV ma thapna chahi. I am pretty sure you have already won me even if I include the ones where my visits were confined to the airport transit lounges.
Aba tyo red light area ko kuro cha ni, afo katha pani sunaihalu hai tesko baray ma. Kuro chahi purba ko Amsterdam ko paryo bhanu na, arthaat Bangkok ko. Ek choti Nepal janda Bangkok ma extra ek din liyera stop gareko thie. The hotel I had booked happened to be in one of the sois (gallis) off Sukumvit Road, which was ranked second after the infamous Patpong for such activities. I had landed there just before midnight and it was past 1 am when I was finally on my way out to the hotel. Hotel pugne bela ma saw so many western men of varying ages and young Thai ladies walking hand in hand. Thaha bhai halyo thau ma pugiyo bhanera. Afno pani tyo bela ko umer na ho, I was so desperate to check out the scene though I did not have any intention of fully being involved in it. After checking in at the hotel, I thought of having a beer and taking a peek at the scene. So as I walked towards the Nana Plaza (a complex full of bars, known as the “center” for such things in the Sukumvit area) as directed by the hotel receptionist, manche haru pachi pachi lagera hairan. Kohi “make rup/lup” bhanne, kohi (apparently massage parlour ka dalal haru) “you wan massage” bhanne, ani kohi tuktuk (hamro tempo jastai) ko driver haru “sir” bhanne, pulukka heryo bhane photo dekhaune. Aba darjanau choti “no thanks” bhandai Nana Plaza pugera euta bar ma chiriyo. There were dozens of girls (most were quite beautiful btw) in bikinis either dancing on the stage or talking or doing whatever with the customers. It was a shocking scene to see each of them with a number tag and supposedly if you were interested, you could ask the manager for the girl bearing that particular number. Bhitra jaana saath jhummina aihalay taruni haru “you rike me, you wan go wit me, you fattime in tailaan” etc bhandai. Ma ta euta beer hatar hatar sakaera taap and back to the hotel after replying “no thanks” to numerous others. Finally got the hell away from the main street to the soi and to the hotel. La aru ekai chin ma lekhula.
on 06-Feb-03 03:01 PM
Actually I didn't get the opportunity to get high on those space cakes and shakes as you know it was the same for me as it was with you in Brugge. As we were in a big group and during the peak season, we couldn't get accommodation so had to rush back the same night, though our travel master tried his best. Anyway it is not that far so jhok chaleko bela feri jana sakincha, apat chaina tyei mathi europe ghumna sasto cha kyare weekend ma, :)
Katro rahar ho Najar ji cycle mathi mobile ma gaff garne? That is what I can never do even now. All my friends do it most of the time. For me I always have to stop. Anyway if you are around riding a bike you can give me a call, if calling US costs a lot,;)
In winter I envy them when I see them riding the bike with both hands stuffed inside the pockets, but for me if I am ever to do that may be I'll end up with legs hanging in a hospital bed, :(
You know, one sahityakar uncle who visited Brugge, said to him the city appeared to be like a masanghat. Sunsan, bagrelti manche bihin ghar haru re, afno afno perception hai.
Choreko nabhannus na, borrow gareko po ta cycle ek chin lai, ;)
on 06-Feb-03 03:39 PM
Maile ta dherai aghi dekhi nai ma US(Pataal) ma hoina bhanera bhanyai jasto lagcha, nasunnu bha?
Anyway, about Rotterdam, it is not only famous for the port but also for the new architectures. Phew, the buildings and the bridges all have very modern geometrical looks. The famous Erasmus bridge(Swan) rattles during strong wind. Some of the buildings seem to be leaning in such a way that you fear it will crush. Rotterdam, I think is the most modern city in Netherland. It was totally destroyed during the WWII so they had the opportunity to build all those infrastructures.
The people who settled New York City in the US were originally from Amsterdam ni, sayad tyei bhayera pani hola ' Gangs of New York' ma due patra ko nam New York ra Amsterdam rakheko.
Holland, sayad Netherlands ko certain territory lai bhancha kyara, but not sure hai.
Chiple ji, kamti ma Europe ka ti registered sundari harule hajur lai tyestari raag chain gardainan farak tyeti ho.
La ta yatra samsmaran haru baddai garaunla, :)
on 07-Feb-03 12:17 PM
Vividji, tyo ryaag ko ta kurai nagaru na. Aba Sukumvit Road ma garyo garyo, kati choti "no thanks" bhanne bhanya jasto. Kathmandu pugay pachi pani pheri tyahi kura ma rag. Bangkok pugera pani tettikai farkis bhanera hairan garay keta haru lay.
Masu khane kura ma ta ke bhanne hamro uttari chimek mool ka manche haru lai. Bhanchan ni Chinese mora mori haru khutta bhaeko ma table bahek je pani, pakheta bhaeko ma hawaijahaj bahek je pani khanchan bhanera. IF, taile kukur khais teso bhae? Aru je pani khaula tyo kukur chahi khana sakdina ho. For the last 20+ years, ghar ma kukur paleko cha ke for the most of the time. Euta bhote kukur ko sarai maya lagcha, my dad had brought it all the way from Terhathum tara lyaeko 6 months mai khattam. Fohor ko bhaado na paryo Kathmandu, distemper lagera siltimmur.
Vividji, sarai brutal lagyo the way you described the killing of dogs. I have heard another story of brutality practiced in Hong Kong and possibly elsewhere too. Yahi gau ko ek jana Nepali dai lai tyaha ko ek jana local le lageko ray at a “very authentic” eatery. So they had some kinda pork that was really tender. Ke bhanera sodheko ta, it was the unborn fetus of a pig ray. Yes they killed a pregnant pig and cooked the fetus. I was so shocked to hear that.
Sarpa ko masu Hong Kong ma mauka milay try garu bhaneko bhaena. I went to the "western" part of the "central" (HK ko main island) to explore the old part of the city. Tyahi area famous cha bhanne suneko sarpa ko masu ko lagi. Sarpa ko dry kaachuli pasal haru ma bechna rakheko chahi dekhay. Ani lots of sukeko macha as well :)
Do try the Dimsums in the inner parts of HK if you ever go there. Hamro momo haru jastai huncha tara ekdam distinct taste bhaeko. Look for the ones that are steamed and served out of the bamboo containers. Ani bessari halla gardai khanchan Chinese haru. I particularly liked the shrimp ones. Also don’t miss the roasted duck and rice as well as congee in one of the abundant outlets. By the way, the congee in such places tastes very different from what you may have been served by Cathay Pacific (though I liked that too, many people told me that they did not like it).
Last but not least, macha kai kura garda Hong Kong ma machai chahi khaienna, jhinge macha matrai khaiyo either in dimsum or with rice J
on 07-Feb-03 02:09 PM
Khai chinese haru lai matra ke bhannu ni, afai pani tyestai ho, masu khane kura ma, udne ma hawaijahaj gudne ma rel gadi, dhukne ma shyal ra bhaukne ma kukur bhanda para sabai nile jattikai bhai sakyo, :P
Masu khayekai kura garda, hajur le khanu bha cha chaina tara maile ta thuprai jantu bhyai saken bhanda ghinaunu hune ho ki??
Bagh ko masu khayo bhane nidaar bhaincha bhanera sanu chanda gaun ma tyo pani chakhiyo, dumshi ko masu khai ke ho bimar ko ausadhi bhanera tyo pani baje boju le khuwaye, kaleej ra mirgha ko ta kurai nagarau, fav madhye parchan. Gaun basda khana nasakeko masu bhaneko salak ra bhalu ko ho. Sarai ganhaune bhane, uff ahile pani ganayo nakhaima, ;)
Harre, piglings dallai pakayeko ta menu ma dekhethe tara foetus ta sarai bhayena ni. Manche papi nai hun hai, je pani afno pet ra swad ko nimti garna sakne ke?
HK gaiyo ra dimsums(dumplings??) khana basiyo bhane feri baa afu lai pani tyei chinese haru kai hul ma misai delan ki bhanne daar cha, ;)
Nepali bhanyo bhane kasai le patyaundainan yeha pani, aru sabai nepali haru indian jasta chan timi chain kasari chinese jasto po bhanchan ta, explanation dinda dinda huncha bhane.
HK ko jhinge macha, oooooo kya samjhaunu bho ni birsi raa kura pani. Tyo jhinge macha ta je sanga pakaye pani kya tasty huncha hai, especially with fried rice with satey, YUMMY YUMMY, ryal ayo......
on 09-Feb-03 11:00 PM
Vividji, afu Chinese le jasto je ko pani masu khaidinay ani anuhar testo kina nahos ta? Haray dumsi ko masu ta ganaena ra bhaneko? Satay ta Singapore ma khaeko ho, once again in the hawker center by the Marina Shopping. Sanjh ma ta temperature ali comfortable thiyo, ani ek bottle Tiger sanga satay in peanut sauce served with cucumbers. Jhandai 8 barsa aghi ko kuro yo, tespachi chunai paeko chaina satay. Khoi yo desh ma burger ra hotdog bahek aru kehi painna.
on 10-Feb-03 11:23 AM
Anuhar chain kahile dekhya ho mero?? Don't judge a book by its cover bhanchan, masu khayekai bhar ma tyesto saro ulto palto imagination chain nagari diun na!
Bichara Chiple ji, charkhutte bagh ko sekhi jharna bottle bhitra ko jhol lai nai TIGER samjhindai piundai gareko?? Chuk.... chuk...., ;)
8 barsa aghi ko kura? afu le Singapore chodya ta jug bhayo tara khayeko kura chain mukhai ma jhundine raicha ke. But nowadays I'm refreshing the taste buds once again with all the available oriental culinaries, heh! heh!
on 10-Feb-03 12:14 PM
Aba afai le bhanya ho chimso anuar cha bhanera, ani afaile bhaneko ko ho bagh dekhi sarpa samma sabai ko masu khaeko bhanera. Just thought that the latter caused the former ni.
on 10-Feb-03 12:17 PM
La la je bhane pani sahi thapnu ta ho ni, kina feri jhagada suru garnu ni yesto ramro thread ma hai?
Uso bhaye sqiud ra octupus khane ko chain 8 tantacles palauncha ki ke??
on 10-Feb-03 03:09 PM
Khoi afno ta janmidai 20 wota thie, ahile pani teti nai chan. Tara tentacles haina ke haat khutta ka aula hoon.
on 10-Feb-03 03:26 PM
Tyo bahira ko "Mungling" ko photo ma kun chahi ho timro Hoootel?:p
on 10-Feb-03 03:28 PM
Rusty, mero hotel left side ma cha, right side ko po photo khicheko rahicha. Narayanghat janay mod pugna thyakkai aghi cha, Sarbottam Bhojanalaya bhanne.
on 10-Feb-03 03:35 PM
Ke ho sabai lai balak dekhera sarbottam pitho khuwai dine? Mungling bazaar ko chowk ma basera, ;)
on 10-Feb-03 11:19 PM
Pitho hoina hau dal bhaat tarkari, mula ko acha, kukhura ko masu ani coke, fanta, sprite, frooti, beer, whisky, rum. Ani chocolate, chewing gum, churot, chau chau, roti..je je khana man cha ae huncha mero hotel ma.
on 11-Feb-03 01:09 PM
Soda halya bhaat hola,
Chirsa parya daal,
Iskus ko tarkari lai,
Khukhura bhani bechne dau?
on 11-Feb-03 03:25 PM
Haina hau Chitwan bata lyaeko asali broiler kukhura ko masu khandinay gareko cha. Aru hotel muskil le chaleko bela mero hotel ma bhyai nabhyai huncha. Tesai auchan bhanthaneko Mechi dekhi Mahakali samma janay guruji haru ma kaha?
on 11-Feb-03 07:41 PM
Tyei bhayera po raicha last tyam ma Purva Paschim bus yatra garda Narayanghat janay mode ko Sarbottam bhojanalaya ma khana khaa, pachatar chyatar(diarrhea) le bhetya, sabai chitwan ko overdose antibiotic khuwayeko khukhura raicha ani kina nahos ta hajur pet ka sabai natural microflora haru nai damadol bhane. ;)
La la tyestai ho bhane tee guruji haru ko ke haal hola ni?
Daibar dai, khalasi bhai,
Chiple ji ko bhojan sabailai,
Kahile kukhura ta kahile ke,
Lagne raicha cherauti,
Hosh garaun hai!
on 12-Feb-03 01:05 PM
Bahira aru ke ke khaeko hola je pae tyahi ani mero hotel ko khana lai dosh launay? Ki khana aghi haat dhuna birseko ho? Guruji haru ani passenger haru testari birami bhaeko bhae tesari chalthyo bhanthaneko mero hotel?
on 12-Feb-03 01:13 PM
Khai aru le chaleko bhanya bhayeta patyaunu hunthiyo kyare aba afai bhanya kaso patyaunu ni, kati % biase ho?
on 12-Feb-03 04:20 PM
Kuro 0% biased ho. For unofficial proof, just spend a few hours in Mugling and compare the number of vehicles (and subsequently the number of people) that visit Sarbottam and other places. Balance sheet compare garay pani huncha for official proof. Furthermore, look for reviews on renowned national and international publications such as "Rajmarga" and "International Journal of Highway Dining."
on 02-Mar-03 02:21 PM
Here I come once again after tasting some tantalizing oriental dishes based on fish.
European sardines cooked in vietnamese way.
Lau Soup: Soup based on either pork or beef or shrimps with tom yum paste. Slightly acidic and hot. Should be served on a heating device to keep it boiling throughout the lunch course. Marinated sardines, Namhuong(an exotic black spongy mushroom), chicory and salad leaves should be dipped into the boiling soup in small portions using a special perforated spoon. After the portion is scalded, place in your bowl, put some rice noodles, goi(rehydrated and acidified radish shreds with pieces of red chilli), add some freshly cut tomatoes and onion pieces, mix if you like and then eat with a pair of chopsticks, dipping them occasionally into a paste prepared from fresh chilli, salt, MSG, garlic and lemon juice. Eating in such a manner in itself was very exotic for me but really enjoyed the food. Eating such culinaries in their tradition is a way of getting along with families and friends during weekends. Eating the full course took nearly 2 hrs for me. Can you imagine eating for 2 hours and didn't even feel like overstuffing my stomach.
After the main meal they serve a dessert known as Che, made of mung daal with sugar and some special herbal extract.
For me I think I will go for oriental food(excludind squids/ octupus whichever seafood having high amount of ammonia) more than western food.
Some days ago I had the opportunity to taste Romanian dish also but european diet they are more based on potato, meat and cheese and less fresh vegetables. The dish was known as layered potato, boiled potato mixed with salami, boiled eggs, butter, cheese, sour cream and milk. The course is to be taken with mozaralle cheese and tomotoes. After the course, I had to go for an hour of cycling just to aid the digestion.
So, these are my new experiences with original self cooked meal and not in a restaurant cos in restaurants they always try to catch the local taste and most of the time lack originality.
Any new tasting lately??
on 03-Mar-03 04:12 AM
Ajha pugena ki kya ho...?
on 03-Mar-03 12:09 PM
Macha ko kura garda, hijo maile Salmon Macha pakayeko thiye. Yesto mitho bhayo..dyaam. Chiple...honestly timi lai samjheko thiye while I was eating. I still have left-over....Wanna join tonight???
on 11-Mar-03 10:59 PM
Vividji, thanks for sharing the recepies, mukh mai paani aayo. Jangar chalyo bhane ek choti try garnu parla. Ani Rusty le chahi kasari pakaeko ni, yeso share garu na.
Maile pakaeko (catfish or mackarel) chahi yesari hai:
Macha lai sano sano tukra (cross section, about 1 inch thick) parera kaatnay.
Heat some oil and fry some finely chopped garlic and ginger (paste chalae pani huncha).
Tespachi ek chin macha lai bhutne.
Add some fish masala and fry for a little longer in high heat.
Add some yoghurt, khursani, and salt, and simmer in medium heat.
Simmer for little longer until tender in low heat.
Ani ali ali kagati ko ras nichorera bhaat sanga majaa le khanay.