Thursday, 29 November 2012
Here are some of my favourite photos from the trip- temples, prayer wheels, rickshaws, lakes, skies, boats, and above all, lots of colour. (Also I couldn't not put one in of an outfit, this is probably the only bloggable one of the entire holiday, the rest of the time I was dressed like a scruffy child. The skirt I borrowed from a friend at work! Sadly I sat on those peach sunglasses..)
We did a little sightseeing when we first got to Kathmandu- visiting a few temples, marvelling at the flags (and the monkeys), before getting the bus to Pokhara (which is by the lake). From there we set off for a five day trek, which was exhausting, to say the least. The first three days in particular involved a lot of climbing uphill in the heat and more than once I did wonder why on earth we'd paid good money to put ourselves through such pain and misery. But hey ho, we made it, and were rewarded with stunning scenery, sunsets and sunrises, lots of tea, good company and maybe more toned limbs...? We then spent the rest of the trip relaxing in Pokhara by the lake, discovering the bazaar and the Peace Pagoda (underwhelming).
We returned to Kathmandu to haggle and buy up half the gift shops -scarves, rings, boxes, earrings and even a few hand made Christmas decorations. Now it's back to reality (and the cold), but at least the festive season isn't too far away.
Maybe more photos to come..