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.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Kathmandu Temple Tales

Don’t stay too much at Kathmandu, a friend warned me. That stuck in me for a while. And as I wander around Kathmandu’s crazy alleys, I can’t help but disagree with what my friend expressed.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Crazy Kathmandu and the Very Divisoria-like Area of Asan

Five minutes. It took us five minutes to cross a 7-meter wide road in one piece. I’m the queen of the road when I cross the streets, in Manila. I'm having a hard time crossing a narrow strip of road, this really bothered me. Startled, I sat on a bench somewhere and started to grasp what was happening which pacified me after a while. And then something just popped out of me, What’s the rush Carla? You’re in Kathmandu, just enjoy it!