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Day 6 - We went for a fly at lunchtime - it was a shame to land but we had to hit the road at 3pm to avoid travelling back to Pokhara in the dark, with half the bikes having no lights!

Then the real adventure began, the roads presented us with many challenges, the biggest being the traffic, with buses and lorries appearing on our side of the road, cows wandering around, locals trying to cross carrying hay bales. 

It took a while to get used to the Nepalese indicators - they indicate right meaning pass by, but it could also mean I'm turning right - it was totally random, we went from flat out to slamming on the brakes all the way back along the sweeping bends. .

We were faced with pot holes like craters, similar to the UK roads! but with massive ravines to fall into at the side of the road.There was a new road section being built which meant all traffic was sent off road which was muddy and a proper trail to negotiate.  

Flashing headlights do not mean 'after you' but rather: 'I'm coming through regardless' a blast of the horn also means the same.

Closer to Pokhara the traffic became very dense - crowded with wagons, buses and hundreds of motorbikes and scooters a chaotic mass of traffic all trying to overtake on a narrow road, you would find everyone facing head on accelerating and then diving back into the traffic. 

Despite the challenges it was a real adventure and we all made it back to our favourite Chinese restaurant in Pokhara before night time.

Paragliding - Bandipur

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Paragliding The Green Wall

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Nepal Paragliding Day 2

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Good to be back in Nepal

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U-Turn Paragliders - Blacklight2 and Crossrock

Quite possibly the least marketed gliders available. The company lets the products speak for themselves, but really are underselling themselves as they are quite possibly the best on the market. I have been out there flying the U-Turn Blacklight 2 for last season and I have to say it is one of the best all-round gliders [...]

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PWC Superfinal - Beautiful video

The Superfinal from arvidberg on Vimeo.

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We Love Windy TV

Actual weather and forecast - set your location, change the height - simply great real time and forecasting for paraglider pilots. 

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Your Route to Advanced Pilot

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