Swayambhunath: A Monkey Touches Rob

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In the last week we have been a little bit ill (taking it in turns) and busy exploring, eating and doing touristy things.
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We took Nim to Syambhunath to see the monkeys and the views over the Kathmandu Valley, which were just as impressive as we remembered.

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The walk was hot and tiring but the monkeys were entertaining, and at the top we were treated to a very loud musical procession, as part of the Teej celebrations.
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We found the Stupa View Cafe and avoided melting completely, whilst enjoying the views some more. It’s just amazing how far you can see across the valley, even on a misty, end-of-monsoon day.
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On the final steps back down towards the dusty ground level of Kathmandu, as we paused to take in the view one last time, a monkey crept up and touched Rob’s leg. It was a little bit intimate, and a little bit hilarious.

Nic & Rob

 

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One thought on “Swayambhunath: A Monkey Touches Rob

  1. Not least because Rob’s headtracher in Kathmandu had to be treated for possible rabies after being bitten by one of those monkeys.

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