Hi from Nepal.
Just had a fantastic ride down from Tibet. Yesterday we traversed a high bleak plateau. Today was a wonderful contrast with a 40 km descent down a valley. This was quite sublime with huge waterfalls crashing down and trees becoming part of the landscape again after treeless Tibet.. It was also uninhabited so I felt I was descending in a secret world.
We then left China by crossing the friendship bridge and our guides were happy to be home and we lunched on dhal bhat and lassi. We then had a 40k ride that I thought would be gentle meander past paddy fileds but the Nepali road is only single track, despite being a maor trade route and so there were streams, landslides and potholes to negotiate. There was also a vitality in the Nepali villages.