Kathmandu – Looking for an Old Friend

August 31, 2005

Thamil Guest House 100 NRS (moved to a cheaper hotel now…)

Still waiting for my cameras. It is supposed to be repaired today, but it is delayed. It cost me 128 dollars to repair my A85 camera, and still dont know how much to pay for the 8800 one. I am poor just in fortnight….

To dispose time, I went to the General Post Office. Ten years ago I sent 100 usd here to buy stamps, and the money still last for 10 years…. Nepali stamps are very cheap, the whole stamps in a year just will cost you around 3 – 4 US Dollars (!). But the officer told me, that amount was expensive for Nepalis.

10 years ago, I also had a penfriend from Kathmandu. I bring a letter and a photo from him, wishing that there will be an opportunity of meeting an old friend. But the address of this friend is a PO Box. It is very common for people/companies in Kathmandu to have a PO Box due to the poor addressing system in this city. The philatelic bureau officer was so kind of helping me checking the data of the owner of the PO Box. But unfortunately, he had changed his PO Box number 5 yrs ago. But wait, there is a phone number here. So he tried to call the number.

My hope disappeared when the owner of this number told us that the person I was looking for had moved from that home. So my mission of meeting an old friend failed here. :(

About Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact: Website | More Posts

2 Comments on Kathmandu – Looking for an Old Friend

  1. waaaaaaaaaa…….. templatenya baru… lucu 😀

  2. take care Agus~hehe
    waiting for your kapar baru~hahaha

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