Nepal Travel Stories, Page 11

Novel or Nonfiction


Novel or Nonfiction
 
I realized one of my stumbling points in writing a book as I was reading pushing around in my study of Don Quixote. The problem is this; I am best able and prepared to write non-fiction, explanation of something.
 
I do not read non-fiction, I do not read travel books, or try not to, however this may well be what I am capable of writing. What a bore to myself, to create something I would never read.
 
My time is both expanding and shrinking while I travel, the amount of time is expanding that I have to dwell, muse, and obsess on subjects. My time I have just typing is decreasing because my internet web sites grow and I need be a manager. There is X amount of computer typing time in the day, whether used for writing or explaining to web technicians how to make a page.
 
Novel or Nonfiction


Kathmandu Gear


Kathmandu Gear
 
I am in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is small feeling place, only a few backpacker streets. However, ever street is lined with backpack or trekking gear. I am in the Thamil area of Kathmandu; I hope I spelled Thamil correct, although not important.
 
I am here to chase windmills as my friend Gary said,
- You are starting to be like Don Quijote with this backpacker thing. -

 
He did not explain, left me hanging on the Don Quijote comment, I think maybe it is the fight that arises between idealism and realism. I am striving to make the ideal travel backpack. I live though in the real world and every time I make the next backpack it is real, not my ideal.
 
Reality versus my dream.
 
I dream of an ideal world however presently it will be the form of the perfect house for me. My backpack is my home, my companion, my constant annoying love that leaves the lid off the toothpaste. It has little problems, and because we spend 24/7 together, these little idiosyncrasies start to drive a wedge between our relationships. When I get the next new prototype of a backpack it makes me feel refreshed, then I become familiar and soon take it for granted. Start to pick at all the small problems and they annoy me, I want to give it a throw.
 
I carry two backpacks, a front and a back, presently they are the same size, and design, interchangeable and this is good.
85 percent ideal
 
I have been walking around the last month with an 85 percent idea set of backpacks. I am going to make two more, and try to raise the bar to 95 percent. I will carry the two backpack into Africa for a couple of months, hopefully return and take this to 98 percent of my ideal. I do not think 100 percent is possible, I will continue to complain.
I am glad I do not complain about my computer the same.
 
The street of Kathmandu are lined with person thinking only about travel gear, the best place I have found to dwell on travel gear.
 
Kathmandu Gear


2006 July 10 Leave Thailand enter Nepal


2006 July 10 Leave Thailand enter Nepal
 
I fly from Bangkok, Thailand to Kathmandu, Nepal. The cost of flight is from 150-200 U.S.A. dollars to purchase one way.
 
2006 July 10 Leave Thailand enter Nepal
 
 


Thanks

Andy of HoboTraveler.com
Daily Diary or Travel Journal
http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogger.html


Empathy Impaired


Empathy Impaired
 
I keep searching for a term to describe a condition of the mind I see or experience daily.
 
I was in the internet cafe this morning.
Two ladies from Germany were buying a bus to Koh Tao, maybe a cost of 500 Baht or about 13 dollars U.S.
 
They say,
- Can I pay with Credit Card? -
 
I do not even want to explain, it is just too stupid.
 
I could see the grimace in the Thailand girls face as she said no.
 
Empathy Impaired


Dark Star Safari


Dark Star Safari
 
I am curious, it is interesting how it is either killed or inspired.
 
Many persons have entered my world, often talking or referring to Paul Theroux, until present I have sluft them off, probably because they said,
- Travel Writer -
 
I hear the world travel writer and I think, what an idiot. But my friend Joroen, and others have pointed repeatedly until I am curious. Joroen said Theroux calls NGOs
- Agents of Virtue -
 
That was enough to peak my curiosity. I now am trying to find this book Dark Star Safari before I go to Africa.
 
I will see, I am in the process of - book loading - I am accumulating as many books as possible to fend of the boredom of traveling in Africa. Not a boring place, but there are too many hours in a day to be left defenseless without many books for protection.
 
I do not like to read travel books, instead going more for the historical novels like Wilbur Smith.
 
Dark Star Safari


May 30 Fly Kathmandu to Bangkok


May 30 Fly Kathmandu to Bangkok
 
I will fly from Kathmandu, Nepal to Bangkok, Thailand, then quickly take counsel with Jeroan at Nat Tours to find the fastest and cheapest way to visit the Earthquake in Indonesia.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/2006/05/nat-tours-travel-agent-bangkok.html
 
It now looks like Solo is the best entry airport to Indonesia.
 
May 30 Fly Kathmandu to Bangkok
 
 


Map of Indonesia Surakarta


Map of Indonesia

As it looks now, I am going to fly to Solo on Wednesday, this city has and official name of - Surakarta -.

There is an airport in the city at the epicenter of the Earthquake, however I guess it is closed. Solo is less than 50 miles from Yogyakarta or also the name of Djokjakarta.

I thought I would need to fly to Surabaya, or maybe Jakarta, it is looking like I can get closer. I have not purchased the airplane ticket, therefore all plans can change.


This is an overview map of the country of Indonesia.


The decision to go to the Earthquake area become more obvious when you know that I wanted to go see the Volcano, then you see that the Earthquake is less that 100 mile away from the Volcano.

Earthquake City
Yogyakarta population of 477,000 people more or less.

Airport close that is open.
Solo population of 519,000 people more or less.

Map of Indonesia


Thanks

Andy of HoboTraveler.com
Daily Diary or Travel Journal
http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogger.html


Newsletter from Kathmandu Nepal Sent from Katmandu


Newsletter from Kathmandu Nepal Sent

I have sent my newsletter from Kathmandu.
http://www.hobotraveler.com/newsletterhobo195insert.shtml

Newsletter from Kathmandu Nepal Sent


Thanks

Andy of HoboTraveler.com
Daily Diary or Travel Journal
http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogger.html