When our month long visa was up in Nepal, we weren’t feeling quite ready to go back to the challenges of traveling in India. So what did we do? We went to one of the most intense cities in all of India: Varanasi.
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Our family of 5 stay in the following guesthouses during our travels in Nepal. Here is what we thought of our accommodation.
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Visiting Durbar Square in the city of Bhaktaphur in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal feels like going back in time to the middle ages. Narrow brick streets. Towering three tiered temples. Wells for gathering water. Intricately carved wooden doors and windows. Stone statues.
While in Kathmandu, we took an overnight trip to Nagarkot. I was hoping to see the Himalayan mountains and do a short trek.
During our time in Kathmandu we hired a driver and took a day trip around the Kathmandu Valley. We visited Dakshinkali Temple, a Buddhist monastery on a hill, and the village of Kirtiphur.
Fifteen years ago Rand visited Kathmandu and fell in love with the city. I was worried that I wouldn’t be as excited and he would be disappointed.
When you name your daughter after the Kali Gandaki River in Nepal, you pretty much have to take a rafting trip down that river if you find yourself in that country. Even if it means spending more than your daily budget and using all your Christmas money from family to make it happen.
“When I say, run, run forward,” said my guide.
“Ok,” I said.
“When I say, come back, walk backward.”
“When I say, go, sit back in the seat and lift your legs.”
I ran forward, walked back, ran forward again, then leaned back into the seat, lifted my legs and suddenly I was flying.