So a couple of weeks later than planned we were at Kathmandu airport waiting for the flight to Lumbini, famous for being the birthplace of Buddha.  And which airline did we fly on?  Buddha Air of course!  After an hour and a half delay our flight was called and we were up in the air within 5 minutes or so.  I can’t say I’m that fond of these small aircrafts – it was a Beechcraft (not that I’m much of a plane-spotter) – an 18-seater twin-propeller job that you can’t stand up tall in if you’re much over 5 foot. Certainly no in flight entertainment unless you count watching the pilot and co-pilot playing with their gadgets a couple of rows in front of you.  They roll around a bit too much for my liking but the one redeeming feature of flights out of Kathmandu on a clear day is the mountain views.  It was only a 30 minute flight and for the first half I had beautiful mountain views to distract me.  Like a bit of a tourist I took these shots out of the window.  Anyway, of course we landed safely and part 2 of the Lumbini story will follow soon.

Flight to Lumbini

Flight to Lumbini

 

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