A Walk Around Bhaktapur, Nepal

A Walk Around Bhaktapur, Nepal

Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Batsala Temple in the middle Upon arriving at Bhaktapur, I immediately scanned the area for a store that sells drinks. My migraine was a buzzkill and I had to do something. I probably just needed to re-hydrate. After drinking almost a liter of water, I didn’t feel any better. I knew what the problem was. Why was I not surprised? I joined the rest of the group and walked towards the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. I couldn’t focus on our guide’s talk. Although he wasn’t done yet, I…

You Caught Me By Surprise: Golden Temple, Patan, Nepal

You Caught Me By Surprise: Golden Temple, Patan, Nepal

A good thing about organized trips is that you get to explore almost all the touristy spots in your destination without thinking much about how to get there, when to go, or what to do. All you have to do for the most part is follow. What I don’t like about it, however, is almost everything I’ve just mentioned as well. Add the fact that the time is very limited and thus, you can’t explore at your own pace. Though sometimes, we need to compromise to get to where we…

Seizing the Moment, Patan Durbar Square, Nepal

Seizing the Moment, Patan Durbar Square, Nepal

The day after the trek came. From yesterday’s fun-filled adventure, I was unfortunately not feeling well. Lots of factors, but I’ll leave it up to your imagination why. I was clearly out of my usual self when I almost told Fajer (of Escape Travels) that I was sick. It was there at the tip of my tongue, but just a few steps before approaching him, I decided to just take it all in and seize the moment. It might take a while for me to get back to Nepal, so screw…

Such a Beauty: Monasteries of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Such a Beauty: Monasteries of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

The Buddhas, at the top of the entrance gate of the White Monastery facing the rest of the Kathmandu Valley. **After running through my post yesterday (Shivapuri Hill: Himalayas in My Line of Sight), I’ve decided to split that and re-post the monasteries that we’ve visited on a separate one.** There’s so much to know and to learn about Nepal. I didn’t have any expectations when I went there last year. I remember once having a conversation with an Indian seatmate en route to Dubai from Delhi about my desire…

A Trek at Shivapuri Hill: Himalayas in My Line of Sight

A Trek at Shivapuri Hill: Himalayas in My Line of Sight

Never have I imagined that I would get to see the Himalayas in my life, even from afar. Activity options and my personal selection process When I joined this group of travelers to Kathmandu, apart from experiencing the culture, the only thing that I’ve aspired to do is to visit the beautiful temples that are pretty much everywhere. Way back, I’ve read a few blogs on how to see the Himalayas through a chartered plane, and I would have considered that back then. So, when I signed up for this…