Nepal: A Tourist's Manual

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Nepal: A Tourist's Manual

Going to a new country is always full of surprises. Everything is new and exciting-until things start to go wrong. If only you%u2019d known%u2026 My blog is full of things you will be glad you knew; things to do, how to stay safe and healthy and what to do when things go wrong. Most of all, I hope my blog will get you excited about your trip to Nepal and when it%u2019s all done, I hope it will have saved you money.

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4 years ago

As an expat living here for over 20 years, this place still can amaze me. Far less than it used to, though. If any one is inclined to visit Mike\'s Breakfast in Kathmandu, this information may help you decide to visit another restaurant. Mike was a very close friend for many years. When he died 5 years ago, he left me his 49.70% shares in the restaurant. His only regret in Nepal was that he had to make a Nepali acquaintance of his a partner. His intention of leaving me his shares was to prevent the man from ruining the restaurant. Five years of battles that have left a deeply blackened hole in my heart, I was not able to get the shares into my name. Mike\'s last will was not executed because of the greed and corruption in the system. At least four times I sat in front of the completed files only to be told to come back the next day. The next day, the file was either not there or, suddenly something was missing. My lawyer was working for both sides, but definitely against me. I did not want Mike\'s Breakfast for myself, I have a good job. I wanted to honour my friend\'s last wishes. The will was recognised as legal by both the Nepali and American governments. When this partner walked into the room of petty bureaucrats and lawyers (The very ones who were \"helping\" me in the past.) , it was like a family reunion. Indeed one person was a cousin. It was very clear just how the system works here. I am not, by far, the only foreigner to have problems like this. It is just that this was a very personal process. This may sound like a rant of revenge. In my heart, it is, but it is also a plea not to support a man who cheated and dishonoured the will of Mike, who without, he would have nothing. The entire story is so repulsively surreal.

3 years ago

Thank you for the warning. I have been to Nepal a few times and plan to return there, maybe even someday as a resident. I won't be a customer of Mike's Breakfast though, out of respect for your friend's memory. Bryan in Dubai

3 years ago

Good evening Tessa. I am a new member of this forum. Read with interest your "human element" story of greed and deceit. Thanks for the heads up. I am from Southern part of USA. We are coming in August to spend 90 days in Nepal and for sure we will make it a point not to patronize the above mentioned eatery. This would be our first time in Nepal and looking forward to it with excitement and a bit of trepidation. Not sure where to ask, can you point me to a short term furnished stay in Nepal "away" from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas of Kathmandu. ? My wife and I like quiet places (we live in a very rural/rustic part of Deep South in USA) Thank you in advance. With Sincere Gratitude.

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