Once again I was promised internet and hot water as I checked into Hotel Api, Narsingh Chowk Marg, Thamel. They did tell me I needed to turn the “geyser” on for half an hour to heat the water. I was able to get it slightly warm. My friend had been upgraded to a good hotel as his travel agency had screwed up, and he was only one block away, so we decided I should just shower at his place – endless HOT water, and big fluffy towels – heaven!! The staff at the hotel I stayed at were excellent – always checking to see if I was okay and if I needed anything. At $7 a night I was just fine – and the internet worked most of the time – never very fast – but it did work. The location was great.