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記:永遠的山

Posted in Travel with tags , , on 2015 年 11 月 06 日 by Kun-Yi

去年的11月底因為許多工作接近到一個段落,所以今年春節假期,因為前後的連假加上自己的特休,原本計畫是一共休20天左右,目標是獨自去逛一下 EBC (Everest Base Camp),但是後來因為氣候因素與加德滿都機場因為土航滑出跑道關閉,所以最後變成了一個25天的假期。

因為是很晚決定要去EBC, 所以很快的找了一些資料,準備禦寒衣物跟訂機票,拜馬航因為飛安紀錄不佳的關係,在這黃金假期時間還因此買到相對便宜的機票,而且因為去程轉機超過6hrs, 馬航在吉隆坡還有免費過境旅館可以使用,回程則是加德滿都到吉隆坡航段,被幸運的升等變成商務艙,真是賺到了!

因為不熟悉EBC要準備哪些東西,所以出發前,是透過email 尋問加德滿都某個朋友介紹的旅行社,要準備哪些東西與證件另外還代訂Lukala的來回機票,不過後來發現實際上,不需要透過任何旅行社,因為在Lukala 往EBC的路上就可以辦TIMS Permitted(Trekker’s Information Management System),本來以為一定是要在加德滿都的Thamal 辦,但是實際上是不需要的 位於Lukala 的路上會有檢查站要求你出示TIMS時再辦就可以,除了這個TIMS 還有一張國家公園進入許可是只能在路上辦的。

但是尼泊爾今年四月發生了大地震,這幾天看了一下大多數的區域都已經可以接待旅客了,現在又開始想念山上的日子,每天就是呼吸新鮮空氣,然後靠著雙腳朝著目標前進,遇到路上的徒步者,大家相互打個招呼,累了就到TeaHouse 喝杯茶歇歇 遠離世上塵囂

因為是農曆新年假期期間,這幾年強國崛起,所以路上有很大一部份是強國人。有很拼命三郎的強國人,也有啥都搞不清楚狀況的, 有小女生一個人出來,也有那種網路上論壇找的團,走到一半就大吵起來的狀況,我這旁觀者就把這當成旅途的點綴!

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這張照片是從市區奔跑前往Bhaktapur 途中遇到的場景,加德滿都峽谷因為地形因素,又加上各種人為污染所以天空常常是濛濛的,而當我穿著拖鞋與藍色的UA緊身褲奔跑在街道上時,非常引人側目,因為傳統的尼泊爾人是不常見穿著緊身運動服在街道上出沒的怪人,所以特別吸引眼球,好險我這把年紀已經練成有城牆厚的臉皮

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南崎巴扎(Namche Bazaar) 是古時連接西藏與尼泊爾之間的重要城鎮,現在則是前往EBC的必經之地,是往EBC路上最大的村落。海拔約3400m 也是一個高度適應的休息站 通常一般旅遊建議是第三天留在這裡休息一天,停留在適應高度時可以前去附近的村落或是前去世界上最高的五星級飯店 Everest View Hotel 逛逛!

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這就是下過雪後的南崎巴扎(Namche Bazaar)

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這張照片就是前往Everest View Hotel 途中,在照片的中間就是Everest 也就是聖母峰,而飯店就在中間前方的平台上,很幸運的是我前往的時候剛下完雪 所以一片雪白

Note: Trip Adviors review not all truest

Posted in Travel on 2015 年 04 月 16 日 by Kun-Yi

Because my friend on http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293890-d6123449-Reviews-Nepal_Hiking_Adventure_Company_Private_Day_Tours-Kathmandu_Kathmandu_Valley_Bagma.html

wrote a comments about trip bad things, but always has someone to delete the review

the below from my friend comment about “Nepal Hiking Adventure company"

I am single female solo traveller. I traveled to EBC by using Nepal hiking adventure service.
During trekking, I fired the guide from Nepal hiking adventure because he harrassed me, left me alone walking in the wild and he disappeared, not bring down jacket to mountain so he was sick, his shoes doesn’t fit his feet and not bring duffel bag per contract…etc. I feel so disappointed.

1. I fired that guide because of his misbehavior and the travel agent should have replaced with a new guide at namche bazzar but they sent me a porter who can’t speak any english at all. In the end I found a guide by myself to continue the trip.

2. For the day I did not travel with this agent, this agent only returned me 2250 ruby per day, which is really little compare to what I paid to them and this was not my fault not able to travel with them.

3. Whenever I questioned the agent why they sent me this awful guide. The boss always said he can’t make sure the guide behave well and know what to bring to the mountains.

4. Because the agent’s incapable to assist, I need to report what happened to me to tourist police and tourism board in Nepal myself.

I paid the tour through agent is because I want to be secure but the whole trip I did not feel safe.
The agent should be capable to screen a good guide and make sure the safety of their tourist.

update:

this company : http://www.nepalhikingclub.com/

update 2: other travelers bad feel comment

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I had the EBC trek with Nepal Hiking Adventure Company, please be aware of some issues below:

1. I paid for 16 days, but when I discussed the trekking itinerary with my guide, he thought the trekking is 15 days only, and apparently the boss Bishnu only paid him for 15-day salary.
After I went back to KTM, the boss said the guide is always confused and remembered wrongly. The guide did so much and he is the one who accompanied me during the trekking, so I think Bishnu shouldn’t treat him like that.

2. There are 2 nights (he invited me for dinner) & 1 morning (to pass me something) that Bishnu supposed to meet me, but he didn’t show up and never inform me.

3. I had mountain sickness, Bishnu mentioned he already liaised with insurance company and he could arrange for helicopter evacuation, I don’t have to worry anything.
After I was evacuated and then discharged from hospital, one day they brought me to the helicopter company office, and mentioned the insurance company don’t pay them.
I called the insurance company and found that actually they didn’t inform and never get any approval from insurance company for this arrangement.
The helicopter boss said “I don’t care, I just want the money!", although obviously this is their arrangement problem.
At the end I didn’t pay for it because they asked for US$5000 after “discount", and luckily they let me go.

Something for North of India Travel

Posted in Travel on 2012 年 02 月 13 日 by Kun-Yi
  • when from Jaipur back to Delhi IGI Airport, you can take a bus, and leave it at Dhaula Kuan Station of Air Express line, you should asking bus driver or assister at platform 3 in Jaipur central bus station. 若是想從齋浦爾直接回德里搭機離開時, 可以選擇到中央BUS站,月台3搭巴士, 行程約需 6HR, 上車前跟助手說要到 Dhaula Kuan 車站下車, 他會安排大件行李的位置, 若沒先講可能無法下車, 一件行李需要另付 2塊 Rs
  • The Peace palace hotel is best hotel at Jaipur for backpacker, 珍珠宮殿旅館是值得推薦的一家半民宿的旅店, 頂樓就有合理價位的餐點.
  • entry IGI Airport need check your ticket(need have a copy for e-ticket)  and passport, 當進入IGI 機場, 會需要檢查護照與機票, 電子機票也請印出

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Plan : 3/2 澳門 + 4/3 香港自由行, Travel Plan for Macao, Hong Kong at Middle, May 2008

Posted in Travel on 2008 年 04 月 27 日 by Kun-Yi

因為需要澳門進+香港出,所以目前只有長榮航空的追尋假期可以選。

台北出發 -> 澳門 -> 香港 -> 台北。(PS. 港簽要在台灣先辦好,或是持有有效台胞證簽證)

澳門威尼斯渡假村, 5/14 ~ 5/15, NTD 11440/人, 含長榮港澳來回機票, Twin Bed 需要加價 NTD 1300左右(5/14起. 5/30)

尖沙咀地鐵站附近的 九龍酒店 每晚 NTD 2080/人, 估計待 3晚

兩地機場稅 NTD 2300/人

港簽(電子簽證) 約 NTD 500/人, 澳門直接提供持中華民國護照的30天觀光落地簽。

澳門->香港尖沙咀船票 約 HK$ 170, (搭 新渡輪澳門, 星期五 19:00 航班 HKD 175元)

香港 3日旅遊機場快線旅遊票, HK $220, 三日內無限次可搭乘 港島綫荃灣綫觀塘綫將軍澳綫東涌綫迪士尼綫地鐵含一次機場快線。可退 HK 50元押金。注意!! 這個只能免費搭地鐵,其他交通工具還是需要另外儲值。需要重新考慮要不要買這個,機場快線是單程 HK $100(從中環上), HK $90 (九龍)。 ( 機場快線目前有 2, 3, 4人 的優惠票價, 從九龍到機場 140/2人,  目前優惠到 2008/12/31止)

 

可去景點

路環島

聖方個濟教堂, 安德魯蛋撻, 恩尼斯花園(圓形地==圓環),

氹仔島, 威尼斯人渡假飯店在這個島上

誠昌飯店水蟹粥, 嘉模教堂, (強推!! 水蟹粥)

澳門半島

東望洋炮台, 聖母雪地殿教堂及燈塔, 玫瑰堂, 瑪嘉列蛋撻, 義順牛奶, 黃枝記

香港

昂坪360纜車, 太平山山頂,(撘山頂纜車) , 祥雲樓, 鏞記燒鵝, 黃大仙 

Navigation Maps

澳門地圖通 http://www.gis.gov.mo/GeoGuide/index.html  Free download 看起來是澳門政府官方提供的電子地圖,有PC與 PPC 兩個版本可以下載使用

MapKing 2007 for PPC, 應該是跟台灣的 Papago R7 同核心, 需付費有港澳地圖

Grmain MobileXT for PPC

Ref.

背包客棧, 【行程】 澳門三天兩夜的行程??

背包客棧, 【其他】 香港四天三夜的行程

玩。布玩Blog  http://blog.yam.com/suesu77/article/12923268

兔子逛大街Blog http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/rabbit-mei/archive?l=f&id=18

機場快綫旅遊票

Live Search Maps

澳門、香港
Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, 威尼斯人渡假酒店
九龍酒店

Some Picture for my trip

Posted in Travel on 2008 年 02 月 10 日 by Kun-Yi

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處處在施工的Johannesburg Airport

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在南非跟我說『你好』的的機場清潔人員,總算在要離開南非時聽到一句中文 XD

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送我離境的Shuttle Service的司機

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要回台灣機場的路上,幾乎都是大草原,也有看到玉米田,空氣比在台灣好太多,氣候也好,真想念一點都不會太熱的夏天呀!!

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Protea Hotels, Water Front 的大廳

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Centurion Mall 內