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Passed through amazing mountain pass, now sipping tea and eating pakora in Pokhara :-D

Disaster has struck ... we've run out of gaffer tape :-( Have had to re-attach windscreen with screws.

Made it to Chitwan national park last night, saw lots of huge elephants. Now tackling mountain pass heading for Pokhara.

Stayed in Dharan Bazar last night, pushing on today. Everyone is smiling and waving at us.

For the Love of Momos

We arrived in to Dharan Bazar just after dark, found somewhere to stay, then set out on foot to explore the local town square and fill our grumbling stomachs. Being quite hungry we were quickly drawn to the south-eastern corner where there were a few food stalls. One stall in particular seemed busy, so I tried what can only be…

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Nepali momos are just like Polish pierogies - Mmmm guess what we'll be living on.

Crossed into Nepal, tea with border guards. Good roads, but have an oil leak!

Roof ripped off tuk tuk like a tin of sardines, gaffer tape to the rescue, pranged a jeep and first glimpse of Everest, its tiny.

Back on the road in a mo, looking forward to more potholes, speeding trucks, rogue cows and suicidal chickens.

Had a nice day relaxing - spent all afternoon sipping tea and exchanging war stories - having withdrawal symptoms so back on the road tomorrow.

Day off in Darjeeling today, going by jeep to tiger hill and then shopping for thermal underwear – heading for Nepal tomorrow.

Nearly lost the engine out of ricky, all bolts now tightened daily. Spent the afternoon climbing steep hill to Darjeeling, where we are now - lovely but freezing.

Feels like progress at last – crossed the Ganges yesterday, now about 150 clicks from Darjeeling. Lost 1st gear & driving in thick freezing fog all morning.

Some shadows across the road look like speed bumps, most speed bumps look like shadows, everything else is a pot hole, progress is slow.

Slow going today, got lost, 4 minor crashes, a broken wing mirror and a burst petrol can - having lunch now - hopefully this afternoon will be better.

Eventually arrived in Raniganj & found another crap hotel with yet more over attentive staff who just want tips. Hitting the road again in a mo.

Left Hw-5 behind, we've been on it for nearly 5 days. Pothole dodging is impossible now, you just have to choose the least destructive route through.

Stayed in Bhadrak last night. Been playing dodge the pothole all morning. Tuktuk appears much better today - touch wood. Pushing on to Kharagpur.

Mechanic did mechanicy stuff to our tuktuk & we’re back on the road again – not much progress today – 2 hrs daylight left, need to find hotel.

TukTuk just ground to halt on highway, 2nd time in 2 hrs, towed by a local tuktuk driver to garage near Cuttack - still don't know what's wrong.


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