• Lumbini Nepal Birthplace of buddha

    Lumbini, Nepal: Birthplace of Buddha

    How we got to Lumbini is a long story of unsuccessful road trips, and I won’t bore you with it. The more important thing was that we were celebrating our birthday at the birthplace of Buddha. Such a great coincidence! And yes, you read it right; Mariam and I are born on the same day and year (13.11.1987). The village itself is least attractive from all we saw;. The puddle surrounds the area. As a result, there are lots of flies and mosquitoes. I have never seen so many flies in my life, that I saw here. They simply didn’t let us eat peacefully. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage site,…

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    Changu Narayan – Simple Life of Nepali Village

    It’s very true when they say that you need to visit Nepali village to see the actual life of locals. With this in mind, we hit the road to find a bus to Bakhtapur, one of the best preserved medieval towns boasting with the tallest temple in the whole country. Before checking out of the hostel in Kathmandu, a Japanese guy gave us the ticket to enter the city. It should have been valid for a couple of days. It should have saved us some money. Kathmandu lacks signs, we asked for the directions to the bus stop. The bus was on the move, and without stopping, we had to…

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    Trekking in Nepal – Easy Trek Gone Disastrous

    Trekking in Nepal is a must-do activity. We didn’t want to miss out on this. And as we haven’t hiked for a long time, we decided to take the easiest – 3-day trek to test ourselves. And to start the trek, we had to go to Kande, one of the villages located one-hour bus drive from Pokhara. During our ride, we saw a celebration process right on the highway, where locals, walking in groups, danced and sang songs while carrying a pile of a yellow flower. Glancing at their traditions was exciting. Trekking in Nepal At around 11:45 am we hopped off the bus and started our trek towards Australian…

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    What to do in Pokhara, Nepal

    It’s 5 am on Friday morning, October 31. I force myself to wake up – we have a long drive to Lake city Pokhara, 200 km from the capital. We are three this time. A Swedish girl, Alma, we met at the hostel, decides to join us. We pack, check-out and head to the bus station. It’s around 6:15 am, and the city is already awake. Through the straight line of buses parked right on the highway, we manage to find ours and hop on. We depart at 7 am. It’s now easier to see how dusty Kathmandu is. I even thought it was an early morning fog. The road is very narrow,…

  • Kathmandu

    Nepal is the Land of Happy People

    There comes a time when you need to change; you need to get adventurous, you need to take control. So one day, me and my best friend, Mariam, decided that 2014 is the year we get adventurous. So we planned to spend 213 days in Asia – starting from Nepal, Kathmandu, before working our way down to South East Asia. Traveling is said to boost the adrenaline, and on October 27, with only one backpack, we departed for Istanbul to catch a flight to Kathmandu. First Impressions The airport is quite small with a bit of greenery at the entrance while friendly staff helps us out to fill in the…

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