Rather than start a new topic and as this is continuing on the same theme, I have amended Road Trip to post news of my adventure in Nepal.
Tomorrow I am taking a bus to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Pokhara is Nepal's second city, very popular for its proximity to the Annapurnas and a good base for trekking. I will be visiting a hotel (work) and then continuing the road trip to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha. I then will visit a couple of homestays, before staying a few days with friends near Bardia National Park where if I'm very lucky, I might get to see a tiger.
Continuing via another homestay I start a little expedition into the unknown, taking a guide to help hiring private vehicles in some places as we try to find a route between two little visited national parks in the far western side of Nepal. Finishing at Rara Lake, I hope to then fly back to Kathmandu, probably getting back at the beginning of the last week in September when I should have a couple of weeks in Kathmandu before flying back to France.
I'm a glutton for punishment as I will be travelling on local buses most of the way (at least 1300km on roads I can find information about, and another few hundred kilometres across dirt roads, with a few days of walking.
I know a few you enjoy following my travels. Please ask questions if you want to know more. And please excuse me if there are periods when I will be silent or typos as I will be trying to keep in contact with a mobile and dodgy signals in rural areas.
Here is a map of where I will be exploring (banke, Bardia, Khaptad and Rara National Parks.