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#1 Finnseventy

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:06 PM

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Hey guys, please indulge a brief trip report from a recent diversion from Thailand to Nepal...

 

After spending June in Pattaya I left for Nepal to spend a month with my boyfriend Adhik exploring this incredible country.

Kathmandu is as crazy and as mystical as ever. Real hippies may still be found roaming the streets of Thamel. I emerge from the airport terminal building to be pounced upon Adhik and his cousin Shabby, two of the best looking gay guys you could ever hope to meet. It is a tolerant place for gay people, but the locals are conservative and the scene is largely underground. Four star hotels are cheap here and we check in downtown, happily accepting an upgrade to an executive suite.

Later we are joined by another good friend Chang, a stunner from the mongolian side of the ethnic divide, whose excellent English leads to many rambling conversations. English is like a second language here.

An impromptu party, alcohol is consumed and its four in a bed until morning. Sore heads try to remember who sucked who but it doesn't matter, no-one was left out.

Adhik is busy during the day so I connect with a nineteen year old football player on Grindr. Bang is slim, handsome and full of energy, he fast becomes a bedtime favourite. He is inexperienced, having been with just one guy previously, and happy to play sub to my dom. We connect well and meet again and again. I didn't spot the emotional attachment coming. There are tears and I feel like a crass insensitive foreigner. I am not proud of myself.

Adhik is finally free to holiday so we pull up our tent and move to the beautiful city of Pokhara, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Our balcony provides breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and Lake Phewa nearby.

 

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We are entertained by a group of traditional musicians in the hotel restaurant. A cute and very athletic dancer turns pirouettes and captivates his audience. He is nineteen and he joins us in our room for afters. We each top him in turn. There just aren't enough bottoms in Nepal.

Adhik's mother and sister arrive to join us for a few days holiday. They are gracious and warm in the Nepalese way and I feel as if I have gained a family. The days are taken up with the standard tourist fare - boating on the lake, clubing in Lakeside, jumping off Sarangkot mountain on a paraglider. Great memories are created together.

 

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Then Chang makes the journey from Kathmandu to join us. We continue our rambling conversations on the meaning of life and everything over coffee on the roof terrace of the hotel. I return to the room from a swim in the pool to find the two guys taking naked pics of each other with my mobile phone. I am surprised when Chang presents the phone to me - 'it is our gift to you' - I accept their gift.

 

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Next we take to the trekking trails in the nearby Anapurnas. However the combination of monsoon rain and an army of leeches turns it into an ordeal. I take a tumble while descending wet steps and suffer some minor abrasions. The mountains remain stubbornly hidden behind a veil of cloud. It is a relief to get back to Pokhara.

The weather lifts and we get back out to the countryside where the countless waterfalls provide us with opportunities to cool off from the midday heat.

 

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One evening we are socialising with two of Adhik's gay friends in the Busy Bee nightclub in Lakeside. They have excellent English and are considerate to include me in the conversation. Pen is 23 and shares some of his experiences as a young gay guy growing up in Nepal. As the evening draws to a close he opens his shirt to show a bandage on his neck which he peels off. A jagged scar marks an attempt by his ex-boyfriend to cut his throat. He is single now.

After twelve days in Pokhara we fly back to Kathmandu on Yeti Air. Time flies by as the bustle and hassle of city life keeps us busy but there's still time to kick back with friends in Pink Tiffany, the friendliest of the gay-friendly bars in Kathmandu.

Nepal always beats me up a bit. As I sit typing this report my heading is swimming with the mother of all colds. The scabs on my knees and hands from the fall on the trekking trail are healing well. My feet and ankles are pock marked with the welts left by leech bites - I know from experience they will still be visible in a year's time - however I am grateful that they didn't succeed in feeding any higher up. I have heard the horror stories of those who were not so lucky.

It is my last day here before returning to the incomparable delights of Pattaya to finish out my Asian Summer. There will be a small room party with Adhik and Shabby later but I have some unfinished business, I am not happy with how Bang and I parted company. After a week of evasive chats online he has agreed to meet over a coffee. I hope at least to be able to part as friends. I have learned that a friend made in Nepal is a friend for life.

 



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:17 PM

Awesome story and trip reports! I am very fond of nepalese hunks who work in my country. Ive had my fair share with them and there are all hot. Although over hear, most of them are straight, and only in it for the money, they treat their customers well. And even in one case, i tried some new nepalese guy, who ends up rushing things, i chatted with him a bit, when resting, about some of other nepalese ive come to know and it turns out some are his friends, and he treats me differently after lol. I miss one of my favorite guy from there, last i heard he was caught by the authority here in a raid due to not having a valid travelling document in may and i havent heard anything from him since.

#3 DivineMadman

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:54 PM

Great adventure report.  Thank you for posting.



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:51 AM

Most excellent report...thanks

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:51 AM

Wow. Why would you ever want to leave? Let's see more of the boys :-)

 

I have a good friend here in the US who is Nepali. Gorgeous, gorgeous guy. He used to be tiny and slim but put on a lot of muscle so now he is small and muscular. I think he escaped Nepal in order to be gay.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:53 PM

Thanks for posting, a lovely read on a relaxed Sunday morning here, sounds like a wonderful trip.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:44 AM

Thanks for the report, that is great, Nepal is on my travel list for a long time. Hopefully I can visit next year.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 02:19 AM

Wow, that waterfall is gorgeous!  How is the water; is it cold and is it safe to swim in if you're not used to the currents?



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 04:46 PM

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Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback, much appreciated😊

Wow. Why would you ever want to leave? Let's see more of the boys :-)

Well, fedssocr, seeing as you asked so nicely...take a look below.

Thanks for the report, that is great, Nepal is on my travel list for a long time. Hopefully I can visit next year.

Nepal would love to see you, Eurasian, their economy is in great need of tourist dollars. You are sure to have an adventure and maybe make a new friend for life along the way.

Wow, that waterfall is gorgeous! How is the water; is it cold and is it safe to swim in if you're not used to the currents?

Yes, sglad, it is beautiful. It is called Summer Falls and it is just outside Pokhara, more photos to be found on Google, where you will also see the incredible concrete staircase at the nearby hydro plant which you have to descend and ascend to reach the Falls. The water is only chest deep and safe to swim in. It was cool and refreshing but not cold. It may be a different prospect in the winter.
Below is another one we took a dip in. I think it is called Phosre Khola. It is about 15km from Pokhara.

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And a postscript...
We are lying in bed and Adhik is enjoying his favourite bedtime reading - going through all my Grindr chats, and there are plenty of them.
Adhik: Oh my God!
Finn: What?
Adhik: This guy you were chatting with, do you know who he is?
Finn: No
Adhik: He is Mister Gay Nepal 201â– 
Finn: Oh
Adhik: He even sent you naked pics. And you rejected him!
Finn: Well, he has a beard. I don't like beards.
Adhik: You rejected Mister Gay Nepal 201â– 
Finn: Ok, I'm sorry.
Adhik: It's ok.
Finn: Goodnight.

#10 anddy

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 04:55 PM

the waterfall pictures are gorgeous, they just suffer from one flaw: the boys are wearing shorts! Why? Hahaha ;-) 

 

The last pic (I viewed it, too, despite being just for fedssocr hehe) is just super yummmy :D



#11 SmilingGuy

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:08 AM

An enjoyable read...and view!






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