On the flight into Tribuvan, the lovely Korean Air hostesses pass out multiple papers to be filled in. One paper states that if carrying more than 2 pens or pencils, one should proceed to the "red channel".
Oh boy, I am so over the limit, but I'll take the green channel. I mean why make a fuss over a gross of pencils and multiple pens?
Arrive Tribuvan Airport and line up to purchase VISA. Although mis-stated in several documents and on web, low and behold I get the VISA I longed for - 3 months - $100.
(I had read that I could get 3 months for 100 bucks, but the print out application from the web only went up to 2 months for 80 bucks, which I checked off. So the customs officer says "2 months?", at least that's what it sounded like, I assented and he asked for 100 bucks. Oh well, I thought everything goes up. However then I glance at the stamp and it's for 3 months - 100 bucks!
Commence to luggage pick-up. Grab 2 bags off carousel, head to long line at customs. What? Seems as if I am being waved to. At least I think they mean me. Now what? Another wave, RIGHT THROUGH CUSTOMS, no luggage check?
Thank you Lord Buddah, Lord Krishna, Ganesh, and everyone else out there.