FREE ADVICE
Browse Our Travel Ads
Receive Our Newsletter
Use Our Search Engine
Discover Hermail.Net
Where's Journeywoman?
 
BEST SHE CAN BE
 
JUST FOR HER
Her Travel Tales
Her Cities of the World
She Travels Solo
She Loves to Cruise
The Older Adventuress
She Travels to Learn
Her EcoAdventures
She's a Biz Traveller
She Shops the World
She Travels with Kids
GirlTalk Cyberguides
 
THINGS SHE LOVES
Men Have Their Say
Travel Love Stories
Tour Guides Worldwide
Restaurants Worldwide
Books She Suggests
We Love Our Sponsors
 
HEALTH & WELLNESS
She Visits Spas
JourneyDoctor Advice
 
CONTACT US
Letter to the Editor
Send a travel tip
Media request
Speaking Engagements
Want to Advertise?
 
LINKS
Bloggers We Recommend



 

 

Kathmandu -- Her Favorite Restaurants

 

Joyce Tapper lives in Van Nuys California. She is a yoga student, retired PR business owner, and frequent Nepal visitor and trekking planner. When it comes to eating out in this part of the world, Joyce knows her stuff. She writes...


Each year I return to Kathmandu in Nepal and as I saunter through the Thamel district's busy streets, I spot new restaurants and old favorites. Merchants near the Norbu Linka Hotel ( a small comfortable family place where I always stay), greet me with a knowing, friendly, "Namaste, you're back!" I feel right at home in an environment so unlike my other home in California.

Over the years I've collected a list of Thamel's female-friendly restaurants that I particularly enjoy and which I'd like to share with other members of the Journeywomen Network. I'm also including several tips for dining out in this part of the world.

First the dining out advice...

  • Trying to find a particular restaurant? Kathmandu does not feature addresses and street names in a conventional "western world" way. In general, there are few street names and no visible numbers. Places are found according to their proximity to other places. Your hotel will explain how to find your restaurant or they will send a young staff member with you. This often makes getting there half the fun.

  • Take a jacket, Dear...Collect cards at each restaurant; they usually have a little map on the back to help you get back a second time. Paste them into your travel diary so you can advise other women travellers about your favorites.

  • Dress wisely when heading out to dinner. Always take a sweater or light jacket. No matter how warm it is in the afternoon, it cools off in the evening.

  • Especially if you are travelling solo, table-to-table conversations are fun to encourage everywhere. Don't worry. Just do it. You'll find everyone else generally does.

  • Streets are busy and feel safe for walking (even when you're alone) until about 9:00 p.m. I've found that when the crowds thin out, the dope peddlers approach more brazenly. Try to be back to your hotel by then. If it's later, take a cab at the stands located at the hub of all the alley-like streets.

  • Check ahead with your hotel about how much to pay for a ride in a cab or a rickshaw (bicycle-propelled) and don't pay more than this amount. If the quote is too high just walk on to the next driver. Be aware that rickshaws are not for the faint of heart and the drivers tend to cheat the uninformed.

  • Finally, to avoid Delhi Belly, eat only freshly cooked hot food, never consume anything raw. And dry any damp silver, glassware, or plates.

For a list of women-friendly restaurants, click here

 

 

 

 

Back to Gal-Friendly City Sites

Home

 
     

free newsletter | gal-friendly city sites | go-alone travel tips | love stories
travel classifieds | ms. biz | journey doctor | women's travel tales | she goes shopping
what should I wear? | letters to the editor | the older adventuress | travel 101 | girl talk guides
women helping women travel | her spa stop | her ecoadventures | best books
travel with kiddies | shopping | cruise holidays | awards and kudos | home|
search engine