I kept writing and re-writing this post cos there’s so much I want to talk about Nepal and there just isn’t enough space to write it all and make it readable! It was overwhelming, very much like India is, and the Himalayas are just so magnificent that it takes your breath away.
I was only there for 3 days, but I have over 500 photos! I think I might have gone a little overboard, but I just bought a new camera and just kept clicking! This also explains why some of my night pictures are blurry, cos I’m still learning how to work with the camera.
I’ve decided I’m going to let the pictures do the talking (mostly!), so here goes:
If you’re in Thamel (and you should go there if you’re in Kathmandu!), you should check out The Rum Doodle! It’s almost like a pilgrimage of sorts for mountain lovers, and it’s so much fun to read all the stuff people put up on the walls!
Waking up at 5 to ready ourselves for a 6:30am flight over the Himalayas when it’s 4 deg C outside sounds like madness. But the views totally make up for everything! They give you a little pamphlet that contains a pictorial representation of all the peaks, and as you fly past them, the flight attendants point them all out to us.
When I read about the Pashupathinath Temple, I wasn’t all that interested to check it out. But I’m so glad our guide took us there! It was fascinating!
We got there after dark, when it was near closing time, and I walked around the temple fascinated by the fact that there were more monkeys than people there! The monkeys ignored us and nonchalantly swung from columns to walls and scrambled up bell-ropes, the chimes of which added to the music I could hear playing somewhere farther away.
I followed the music to the back of the temple and stared down the balcony at a dead body, resting on the steps leading down to a pond. It was a cremation ground. The music was from a puja being conducted there.
I have a lot more pictures and scores of little experiences I’d like to talk about, cos Nepal is that kind of place, but I don’t want to overwhelm you with too much!
I have a lot more travel-stuff coming up as well, so stay posted! :)