Nepal: 30 hour local bus ride to Taplejung

29/30-10 A report of the trip by bus from Kathmandu to Taplejung, the starting point of our Kangchenjunga (8586m) trekking.

Finally we arrived at Taplejung after a 30 hour bus ride. Yesterday we did 25 hours in a row after we took the night bus from Kathmandu and changed in Birtamod, near to the Indian border, to a local bus into the mountains. The ride was fantastic and beautiful and took us through the tea plantations of Ilam. The bus was from the 50's, with to many people in it and uphill it went like 5 km an hour. The old bus stopped at 7 in the evening because the driver didn't want to drive on in the dark on the small mountain road. We and the rest of the passengers slept in a local thea house that was very basic. The food, Dal Bhat, was good as always.

Familie fotografie met Paula, Roderik, Danielle en Isabella


Afgelopen maand heb ik foto's mogen maken van een mooi gezin waarvoor ik eerder dit jaar ook de bruiloft vast heb mogen leggen. Het was opnieuw een gewelig gastvrij samenzijn en prachig de kinderen in hun eigen omgeving te fotograferen.


Looking back at a beautiful wedding day of my sister!

Looking back at a beautiful wedding day!
Read on to see more of the wedding…

My sisters wedding

Last Friday was a beautiful day because my siter got married.
8 years ago she met her husband in Cuba while she was there as a travel guide and he was the bus driver of the tourist bus they where traveling with.
For me it still sounds like a "meant to be story" and makes the story even better.
I was asked to record this unforgettable day by translating it to pictures and my brother (www.autarkicom) shot the video.
Ofcourse I will share some photos with you and hope you enjoy them!