Monday, August 30, 2010


I'm here! I'll do a bigger post a little later once I've settled in. This is just a quick update to tide people over...

My flight from Hong Kong to Kathmandu was pretty empty which was good because they moved me to a seat where I could stretch my legs out and get some sleep. At that point I'd been awake for 28 consecutive hours so napping was great. We stopped at Dhaka (capital of Bangladesh) for 30 minutes to let off some passengers before then taking off again for Kathmandu.

I arrived at 10:30 pm local time and was through immigration by 11. The nice thing about going through immigration in Kathmandu late at night is that they're pretty laid back and lax about the whole thing. I'm pretty sure we were the last flight of the day, which helped as all the airport employees seemed to just want to get home and sleep. Don't have a spare passport photo for your visa? No problem, we'll waive that requirement. Does customs need to inspect my luggage or anything? Nope, you're probably not smuggling anything in anyways, just walk right past the checkpoint. You get the idea...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Quick Layover

One sixteen hour flight later and I'm in Hong Kong. I'm here at the airport for four hours before I get on a flight to Dhaka. I've quickly discovered that the entire terminal is networked which is great. The bathroom stalls probably even get wifi. Figured I'd slip in a quick update since I have internet.

Some highlights from the trip so far...

Friday, August 27, 2010

One Bag, Three Months

Well, packing is done and my flight is tomorrow morning at 10. It was a little tricky, but I've managed to get everything into one bag. This bag.
A Stowaway!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hello World!

This is just a quick test post to see that everything is working. A real update will be along soon...
And now, a random picture.
Whose house is this?