16 responses

  1. Mark
    October 2, 2018

    Have you every eaten anything that made you sick when trekking?

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2018

      When trekking, no. In Kathmandu, yes. When trekking I eat Dal Bhat because 90% of everyone is eating it and so it’s fresh.

  2. Rebecca Kennedy
    October 2, 2018

    Thanks for the tips! Coming in November. Your advice has been invaluable.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2018

      Glad it helps!

  3. Sandy Wilson
    October 3, 2018

    Just wanted to let you know we read your book and the Pokhara to Kathmandu bus seat scam is so true!! We did what you wrote, sat back and watched other travelers be sent to the back of the bus. We were the only westerners up front!!!

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2018

      Yes, it’s a shame this continues on unabated. It could be so easy to stop if people just numbered the seats, however by doing so they don’t make “tips”.

  4. Ryan Biddulph
    October 3, 2018

    Loving this advice David. I spent a month in Kathmandu. Loved it. But definitely guys; hygiene is an issue. I had the runs literally all month LOL, although no vomiting thank goodness.

  5. Mary Guzman
    October 3, 2018

    Are the local buses still really small? We were in Nepal about 5 years ago and loved traveling independently but the bus seats were too painful for our long legs. I read somewhere that there were all new buses in Kathmandu, is that true?

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2018

      Despite some people saying there are new buses … the reality is two fold. Yes there are larger local buses now. However, by my estimation there’s only about a 20% chance of getting one as the older ones are still running.

  6. Timothy Brown
    October 3, 2018

    Do you recommend taking our passports and wallets with us when trekking or leave them in a hotel safe?

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2018

      I recommend you take your passport and wallet with you. Wrap them in a dry bag and keep them safe.

  7. Pusat Jagaan
    October 3, 2018

    One thing that caught my eye was the pic where so many people in that picture… must be thousands, spectacular….

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2018

      That photograph is from Indra Jatra.

  8. Anthony Osude
    December 27, 2018

    Just booking to come next year – this has been fantastic advice – thanks!

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      January 8, 2019

      Glad the advice has helped.

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