My Visit to Nepal
I traveled to Nepal in July 2002 to learn about the culture of the people known to be the nicest in the world. I stayed with my hosts, the Duwadi family, for 3 wonderful weeks. This trip was a pivotal step in my growth as an independent and compassionate person.
I stayed in Chitwan. The nearest market is called Tandi Bazaar and that is where we bought vegetables and necessities in the small shops. In the third week, there was a terrible flood and most of the roads were washed out by landslides. There was no electricity or internet, and the army had to come in to help people.
I visited the nearby Tharu villages with Govinda in the early morning. We traveled by bicycle on dirt roads to these villages near the beautiful river. The Tharu people were curious to see an American and the children giggled while they followed me.
I also visited Sauraha, where we saw elephants at the Elephant Breeding Center. This was 9 kilometers away, so Govinda rode his bicycle and I traveled by motorbike with Gajendra. I also saw a crocodile. Look closely at the bottom of the first photo to see the crocodile.
I said a teary goodbye to my Nepal family at the end of 3 weeks to go see the beautiful Lake Fewa in Pokhara. Then I went on to see Kathmandu, the city of temples. My tour guide, Ram, accompanied me and we had a lot of fun.
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