Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Many Faces of Nepal's Bhaktapur


Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square is really stunning but what’s more interesting (and what really fascinates me) are the people inside it. My buddy loves taking photos and I adore people-watching (if there’s such a term); he’s so mobile and I’m so static. So here are some of the photos I took while enjoying my people-watching time in Bhaktapur.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thagu Chhen Boutique Hotel – Bhaktapur, Nepal


We were dead tired after three days of wandering around Bhaktapur and needed something exciting to perk up our last two days. And so we decided to check out a boutique hotel right outside the Durbar Square to feel a little lavishness. And then we spent the next 24 hours doing nothing and at the same time experienced everything that Bhaktapur has to offer.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Shiva Guest House – Bhaktapur, Nepal


The laidback air of Dhulikhel left us numb all throughout the trip to our next stop. We’re on an open-air bus and the countryside scene just captivated us. And then we realized that we missed our stop, the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur. We immediately asked everyone inside the bus on our whereabouts, and yes, we did miss our stop. Cheers to the best travelers in the world.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dhulikhel Food Hunt: The Menu Challenge


As greedy as we can be, we ordered almost everything on the menu posted on one of the walls. The dishes were written in Nepali and all we could do was to pick out what we thought would be great. And as the food kept coming, we were approached by a nice guy that seemed to be puzzled with us ordering everything on the menu; apparently, he’s the owner of the restaurant.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Somberness of Dhulikhel, Nepal


It was four in the morning, I woke up and just couldn’t go back to sleep. The chilly weather’s not helping either. I tossed and turned to wake my buddy’s deep slumber to no avail. And then I remembered that we’ve got some laundry work to do so I went to our tiny bathroom and started the job not minding the freezing water. After two hours of battling with the icy water, I finished the job. I went out to the clothesline right outside our door (we’re on the rooftop) passing by my buddy who was still dead to the world. And then the majestic sunrise greeted me as I started to drape our clothes, it was lovely that I needed to stop for a moment to savor it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nawaranga Guesthouse and Art Gallery – Dhulikhel, Nepal


Some people want quantity and goodness, I want quality and greatness. I wanted to applause on this statement but then, I don’t wanna kill the moment of a great man who's trying to unleash his inner thoughts, our lovely host in Dhulikhel.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kathmandu Food Hunt: Where's my Rice Meal?


Namaste! Do you have rice here? That’s me in my most desperate attempt to have my rice meal in Kathmandu.