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Finding Food in Kathmandu
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Finding Food in Kathmandu

While staying in the guest house in Thapathalli, Kathmandu, I guess I was the only vegan there. Moreover, staying in a different land, for the first time isn’t that much simple. It wasn’t that much easy for me to adapt the things, however it wasn’t very different from my land. But still there were some sort of problems that I had to face. The food cooked at the guest house was delicious, at least for other people, especially those from S. Korea.  Staying at that place, made me realise how to deal with situations in such scenarios, however, I had experience of staying at hostels at eating whatever was cooked. After staying for a day, I realised I need to go out for finding food in Kathmandu. Finding Food in Kathmandu – An Expedition What possibly could I look for there while wander...
Roaming in Kathmandu Markets
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Roaming in Kathmandu Markets

I found Kathmandu markets as similar as the ones we have in our areas especially in Delhi. The busy roads, narrow streets, roadside stalls, people walking down the road, bikes, cars, buses and it was all as busy and crowded as we see around. However, one thing that captured my attention was the contribution of women in local markets. I saw women in shops as equal as the men were doing their business. This was something which I saw for the first time. I am from Mahendergarh and very less shops are run by women in the market there. Roaming in Kathmandu markets was indeed a great though strange experience as well. The Underground market and I bought few posters The Bulk Market, you will have to buy clothes in bulk, not single piece  Road less travelled - Thamel And We were Roam...
Visit to Kathmandu Monasteries
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Visit to Kathmandu Monasteries

When we visited Kathmandu, we had no information about the place. We didn’t plan; we didn’t make any schedule of visiting places, which we should have done. It short the trip to Kathmandu was all a hit in the dark and somehow I was able to make it. I had my phone but it wasn’t working in Nepal. And so was with my other friend. No access to internet, and which means almost cut off from home. However once or twice I made call to my mother and my friend at my hometown from a public calling shop somewhere in the market of Kathmandu. Finally I and my friend, Dinesh decided to visit the place and explore the new place.  Thus one fine morning, after we all had our breakfast, we both stepped out without telling anyone and went to roam around (you must read another post to know more). And we decide...
From Guest House to Ground
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From Guest House to Ground

So, the next morning we were to leave the guest house. We got up at our regular time. My eyes were very heavy and my head was about to blow. Yesterday, we both walked too much and at the night, I had to sleep quite late. So I couldn’t get proper sleep and was feeling tired. When we got up we found that many of all those three of four team members who came with us from India had already left for New Delhi. We also had to leave as this was decided by the previous night itself. There was no breakfast as no one was there. Only me, Dinesh, Abdi and one more boy was there. And yes, the Nepal pastor and his wife and two little cute baby girls were also. We took bath and got ready for our next unorganized expedition. When we all were ready to go out leaving the guest house, I thought when we are l...
Like A Roamer
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Like A Roamer

Staying at the guesthouse at Thapathali at night and then in whole the day staying out with no fun. So, we both planned to run in the city and do something really exciting. As we were out of our own country and staying like this every day could spoil our visit. So, next day we got up planned something really amazing. Dinesh came up with my plans. I didn’t like. I was little worried about their side. Those people might get annoyed as we were staying at their place for free; we were staying there and eating there for free. Whatever that was I really wanted to run free. So the next morning, we were asked to come down sit and do some reading of bible. The pastor would ask what have we learnt from the readings and we both used to look at each other’s face. The people sitting around would tell t...
From Border to the Country’s Capital
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From Border to the Country’s Capital

So, the journey from the capital of India came to the border of Nepal. Now our next step was to get the bus to the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. We reached Sonauli in the morning and crossed the border from here, the Indo – Nepal Border. After crossing the border and entering the land of Nepal, we planned to get fresh and have some light breakfast. Our team leader was quick and active. He went to the bus booking office and got our tickets. We had our breakfast, washed our faces which went dull and dried due to long journey. I went to the currency exchange office and got INR changed in to Nepali currency. As we were no longer in India and we couldn’t do with INR in Nepal. Though we were told that Nepalese do accept INR as well, but still we needed Nepali currency. Moreover it’s always good...
Across the Borders
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Across the Borders

The bus which we took from Gorakhpur to Sanauli, reached Sanauli in the morning. It took around three hours to reach the place. There we had to cross the border. I saw the place. A huge gate! Military was standing, this side Indian, the other side Nepalese. It was nothing like the border which I have seen in the movies. It destroyed my imagination of what a border could look like. We have been watching country borders since our childhood. We imagined that it would look like iron fences, sand and stones, army would ambush somewhere, headquarters and so many other things. But at the Indo - Nepal border, there was nothing like that. Moreover, someone told me going to Nepal is not considered to be international, it is not a foreign territory. Whatever it was, it was all good to see the relatio...
From Unplanned to the Never Planned
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From Unplanned to the Never Planned

Nepal Diary is a whole lot story of unplanned events. Some events were so amazing and we experienced the things which were never planned that some moments, things would turn out this way. So what happened and what was this from unplanned to never planned events? Here I have described the things at best of my memories. Though not completely, still I try to remember every little detail and will sketch out the description. Here it goes from Unplanned to the Never Planned! I was all alone sitting in my room. The clock showed 9 in the morning. I was still in the bed, as it was really cold outside and wanted to sleep more due to tiring work of previous night. Soon, a friend Dinesh called me up on my phone. He asked me to recharge his mobile phone as he was going somewhere. I said okay and we...