Kathmandu – What was Lost, What was Returned

September 13, 2005

Thamel Guesthouse 90 NRs

I spent the whole evening yesterday in an Internet cafe to edit and upload my Nepal photos. Spent around 3 hours, and was really tired after that. After paying I immediately ran into my guesthouse. After doing my daily exercise (100 push-ups), I read some books about the Sub-continent, and prepared to go to bed.

Suddenly I realized I needed to recharge the batteries of my camera. But then, I couldnt find my camera. Just not in any single corner of my room. There is only one possibility: I left the 1000$ camera in the internet cafe, and it happened 2 hours before. I ran into the street, almost hit by some cars in the busy alleys of Thamel.

When I arrived in the Internet cafe, I immediately went to the computer I used some hours before. But my camera was not there already…..


“Looking for your bag, Sir?”, the owner asked me from behind. I almost cried to hear that… And yes, my camera was with him.

I’m lucky that this happened in Kathmandu, and indeed it’s not an expensive lesson for my careless. Just imagine if this happened in Jakarta or Delhi, the chance of getting the lost camera back could be very slim. And I learnt a new phrase today: INDIA – I Never Do It Again :D

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

3 Comments on Kathmandu – What was Lost, What was Returned

  1. haha… pengalaman yang apik 😀 apa jadinya dirimu tanpa kamera gus?

  2. lucky guy,GOD bless you.

  3. tetep… beruntung

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