Sunday, November 13, 2011
On our day off we hiked up about 1000ft. to an abandoned airstrip
Located just up the mountain from Namche Bazaar is an abandoned airstrip. Officially known as Syanboche Airstrip, or Syangboche Airport, this small unpaved landing area is the closest "airport" to Mt. Everest. There are no commercial flights going in or out of Syanboche, as it's not licensed for commercial flights, however there are some chartered flights, mainly comprised of Everest Trekkers, which sometimes stop down for short periods of time.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The last photo of our group as we arrive back in Lukla having completed the trek
The ATM was down in Namche so it took us a little while to get going in the morning, and we needed to pay the remainder of our tab with Boo. It's been surprisingly difficult to get cash since I've gotten to Nepal, but we got it all sorted. We finally got moving around 9:15 AM, and it was bright and sunny. We even got one more peek of Everest. Yesterday I tried to eat a normal meal, and my battered stomach didn't like that at all. I started to feel sick about an hour and a half into the hike, and I had to slow our pace way down.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Taipei as seen from the Taipei 101 Building
Q. I’m flying home (LAX) From Australia on June 12, and I booked a flight that has a layover in Taipei. I arrive at 6am and my flight home leaves at 4:20pm, so if I’m lucky I’ll have 8 hours to get into the city and back to the airport. Any advice? How long does it take to get into the city from the airport? What’s the best way to go, train, bus? Once there, what should I do/see?