This morning, we woke up from our first slumber in Nepal almost abruptly. It was the long resonating strains from the next-door temple which started banging right in the wee hours. Though it was our second time in a Hindu surrounding, after Bali, but listening to this distinctive and periodic thump was our first experience and kind of a cultural shock.
The cold night was also not so eventless as Misha was missing دادی, grandmother, and Urooba felt a jinn in the room in addition to sighting a lizard! On top of it, the not-helping howls from the nearby jungle were so piercing as if some of the zombies were standing right beneath the window, thankfully on the second floor!
|These Heavy Brass Bells Are Omnipresent around Nepal|
|In Budhanilkantha, the Sound Resonates Longer Due to Surrounding Hills|
For the next three days, Urooba got busy learning new routines handing over the kids duo to me. I guess kids enjoyed Abbu doing babysitting mostly because they got the liberty to dirty their hands around the resort. The resort was purposefully built for nature lovers with fruit orchids around and had an appeal for long-term holidaymakers with deep pockets.
The Italian owner was a bit rude at us initially when I rushed to the lobby due to sudden and heavy rains. But when, Valarie, the yoga organizer, and her associates offered us their self-catering apartment there for the daytime, he came to good terms and we had a couple of pleasant exchanges.
|The Yoga Trek: from Budhanilkantha We Had to Walk to the Surrounding Hills|
|Walking Through the Town of Budhanilkantha|
|Budhanilkantha's Main Bazaar|
|We Found this Housing Style Popular Around Kathmandu|
|Misha was Clueless Why Walk So Much|
|An Aerial View of the Chaotic Kathmandu|
|Finally We Reached There|
|Another View of Kathmandu from the Yoga Resort|
|The Upscale Chandra Ban Eco Resort, Budhanilkantha|
|Fauna in the Resort|
|Babysitting: It was My Turn!|
|Kids also Got Solace from Strict Mamma!|
|Yoga is a Nepalese Specialty|
Coincidentally, we met her at the same yoga class! Recently, she crossed-over to Iran from Quetta-Tuftan border, and Flossie if you are reading this please do share your experiences of traveling through the dangerous Pakistan so that reader may benefit from your brave accounts!
|420||Food||Milk, snacks, etc|
|420||Total for May 14, 2013|
|5190||Total as of Today|
Traveler’s Tip # 4: Best Season to Visit Nepal
|Is This Really Just a Dog?|
Continue to the travelogue of Day 3