Varanasi

Varanasi: Difficult, but Worth it?

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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Bhaktapur

Going Back in Time in Bhaktaphur, Nepal

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.

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A Day Trip in the Kathmandu Valley

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.

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Kali Gandaki River

White Water Rafting on the Kali Gandaki River

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.

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Paragliding in Nepal

Paragliding in Pokhara, Nepal

“When I say, run, run forward,” said my guide.

“Ok,” I said.

“When I say, come back, walk backward.”

“All right.”
“When I say, go, sit back in the seat and lift your legs.”

“Go it.”

I ran forward, walked back, ran forward again, then leaned back into the seat, lifted my legs and suddenly I was flying.

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