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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Adventures in India, Part 42 -- Leaving the Subcontinent

Winding up our visit to the Indian Subcontinent.We left the monuments and royal parks behind and walked through the streets of Kathmandu.

Through the "Peoples Plaza" a reminder that the Maoist movement is still strong in Nepal.

Boarded our bus and were taken to a local restaurant for dinner and a show.

There were several singers and dancers and at one point several members of our party got up on stage and stumbled around.

One interesting feature of the night was the presence of a group of mountaineers who had just returned from Everest. One of our party was himself a climber and he joined them for a while. He learned that, although they displayed medals celebrating their climb of Everest, they had actually gotten no higher than the base camp.

Our Program Director, patiently waiting for us outside.

Then it was back to the hotel to rest and pack, and then on to the airport where we took a plane to Delhi.

Then a long, long flight back to the USA. And finally, at dawn I was able to look out the window and see the familiar sights of the harbor.

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