Namaste is the traditional Nepali greeting where they bow and put their hands together and to show respect. It always makes me smile. Our first stop in this beautiful country is Bhaktapur, an old village close to Kathmandu with amazing architectural buildings and stone streets. Our hotel here is great and the staff was beyond nice, especially Martin. Our first morning we drove up to the village of Nagorkot and saw the tip of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan mountains. It was amazing, the mountains were stunning!
While we were there we celebrated my brothers 5 1/2 birthday with a
chocolate doughnut cake…yummy. For the rest of our fabulous four days
we explored Bhaktapur, Durbar Square, had lunch at some rooftop cafes
and caught up on school. One night the village people were celebrating
their harvest and there was a big festival with singing and dancing. All
of the performances were done by Nepali school kids. They had very
colorful costumes and the dances were super interesting. My favorite was
performed by Mt. Everest English School and the dancers were all girls
who were about 13 years old. They danced with burning candles in their
hands and were very precise with their steps.
Each day as we
explored we saw several woman knitting pretty wool hats and mittens. I
think my mom may have gone overboard and bought about four bags full for
Nepal has been amazing so far!