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Nepal: Local UK Plug Adapter

Guide books may tell you that a Continental plug adapter will fit many outlets in Nepal. My experience is that the adapter will fit but that the thin pins sit so loosely in the socket that they don’t establish a reliable connection. This adapter that I bought in Nepal worked well. I forget how much it cost, but I think it was the equivalent of about $0.70.


We spent two weeks in St Petersburg in the summer of 2017. This is the Square looking from the Winter Palace in St Petersburg. If you go there, the art collections are in the building just to the left of the archway, not in the Winter Palace itself. You can read about it and more by clicking the link above. We talked about also going to Moscow, but in the end we decided not to. I like to get a sense of where I am going, which I why I research this stuff before setting off. I like to wander once I get there, but there are a few things I like to know – like whether the trains for city X leave from station A or station B. It’s easier to do that kind of thing from the comfort of home. And I often draw a map of a city – or write on a tourist map – and mark where the things are that interest me (Tamara and me) so that we don’t …