The climate is dry. Some areas of the world are the same as Alaska when it comes to having a dry climate. The people coming from those areas are used to it. But others that come from humid areas will find a dry climate can be quite different. It is essential to bring some type of body lotion with you to keep your skin from drying out. It can happen pretty quickly, within a few days to two weeks. It’s better to be prepared. I think you have to ask the US animal bureau about that because they have another requirements for bringing dogs back to the US. If I were you, I will leave your pet in the kennel or taken care of by your friends there to avoid the stress that your dog and you will be having, It´s not worth the trouble to bring the dog with you to the Philippines and then bringing back again to Las Vegas. I don´t know if he will be quarantine there when your back. You have to ask information first before doing that. My dog Angus is still in the Philippines because we don´t want him to get lost in our travel. Thanks for your comment.
This search at Google resulted in 1,070 hits (the above verbatim) with all simply repeating the same story. The earliest mention of the exact story I found from 2006 at a Fortean Times Message Board Forum – Here the story is traced to a 1993 book as you will read below – oh, the same forum points out that there was no radar in 1935.
I do not drive, but as a passenger, I was prone to have panic attacks and avoided travel wherever I could. This was mostly because I dare not travel alone by coach, car or train. After the car crash, and realizing how unsafe the roads were, my fears reached gigantic proportions. This lasted for around four years and severely disrupted my life.
We had intended to take them to run off leash in a fenced playground area but the mud and rain precluded that by being literally underwater. It’s important to have plans but as we learned, it’s really important to have a plan B-which was figure out nearby trails that weren’t flooded and do those instead. It turned out to be a great alternative and at the same time, yet another training opportunity as ours had to be behave in the face of undesirable circumstances like dogs off leash or passing 8 dogs at a time! We also walked them downtown to get to trails and that in itself was a great experience for them.
I had the unlucky chance to get to this job just as the weather turned wet and chilly. This increases the drying time and makes getting a nice finish with paint brushes frustrating. The directions on the primer indicated that it would dry to the touch in an hour but requires 24 hours in good conditions for the finished paint application. The finish paint said either add a second coat within an hour or wait 24 hours (again in ideal conditions). I found that I needed at least two coats of the finish paint which I was disappointed about. Maybe it was the brand of paint (Menards) or the conditions, but the Chartreuse especially took even more coats and still isn’t as solid as I’d hoped. Finally, the finish paint suggested that the paint wouldn’t be at full strength until 5-7 days (in good conditions) had passed. I got impatient and went ahead and shampoo’d the carpet… and scratched some of the chartreuse off. Argh. Save some paint for touch-ups!
While one can take a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara, I was advised to avoid the long, rough, and uncertain bus trip and instead take a short plane ride-a half-hour compared to a six to eight-hour (or longer!) bus ride. And that’s if there hasn’t been an accident or landslide along the often narrow road.