Nepal

Nepal

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Nepal is the only country in the world where the national flag is not square or rectangular but rather a double triangle. 75% of the country is covered by the Himalayas, which translates as "the abode of snow," and of the fifteen highest mountain peaks in the world, a whopping nine of them are located here.

Having overstayed the expected three days in sleepy Sahura village, the locals had begun to suss our familiar faces. Word had gone round that we were long termers. Shopkeepers smiled. Stray dogs wagged their tails. Even persistent tour guides had given up trying to entice us with jungle trek packages. For rather than resting at one of the tourist lodges and getting up at sunrise to spy tigers and rhinos, our mornings were spent playing with the children from OCWC- the Orphan Children Welfare Centre. There are thirteen children altogether. They scramble. They climb. They kiss. They hug. They squeeze,…
There comes a point in every backpacker’s trip when scouting out exciting new options just isn’t that exciting anymore. Scouring menus, blindly trying to decide on something that warrants losing those precious pennies from your travelling budget, only to be confronted with a small portion or an overly western attempt gone wrong- well, it just gets tiresome. Even worse is when your friend does make the right decision, leaving you to look longingly at their local and hearty meal while you want to throw yours across the table. Step in Asian Teahouse of Pokhara, Nepal. I was addicted to this…

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