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NEPAL - POKHARA

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Hello all! Again, we havent had a chance to blog, so this is telling u what happened a week and a bit ago LOL

We left Kathmandu on a manky bus - 7 and a half hours and breath taking scenary later, we arrived in Pokhara. We spent the first day (or rather what was left of it) getting to know the place. We couldnt go exploring that night as it started to rain , hail and thunder. (Note to self - dont take people's advice when it comes to the weather) So could have done with an umbrella!!!!

Next morning, we had to be at the Pokhara airport at 7.00am to go on our Ultra Light Flight. I dont think we can possibly even BEGIN to explain how fantastic it was. We absolutely loved it, we came really close to Machapuchare (?spelling?) or in laymen's terms - the fishtail mountain and the whole of the Annapurna range. (be prepared to witness some awesome pictures when we get back!!) We think it was quite easily the best e xperience yet -we were both on t wo separate jets but flew together so we got to wave at each other :P lol YAY

After that, we headed to a place where Himalayan water flows through, took some pictures, met an interesting family and then headed to Devi's Falls. We expected a huge waterfall , but given the lack of rain ( after yesterday we beg to disagree) the waterfall wasnt as impressive as it ought to have been. THe great thing was becase the monsoon hadnt kicked in as yet we got to into the caves under the waterfall which wouild otherwise be flooded.

We had a really great man ( kept us from falling to our deaths at times! !) we think he was an amature photographer because he l\kept telling us to how and when to take photographs - we were slightly more concerned about our lives lol. We came out of there breathless and drenched. It was amazing!! Weve always wanted to the caving thing and we got our chance to do it today. The day coulldnt get any better we thinks :P.

We then went on a boat ride on the infamous Phewa lake and went shopping in the area.

After dinner, we headed to our terrace (There were telltale signs that it was going to chuck it down - thunder and lightening can be great clue lol ) There was a Nepali festival going on at the time (complete with big ferris wheel) and saw we stood on the terrace, listening to a band sing Grateful Dead songs and watching the lightening (had we been around in the 70s we would have appreciated it a lot more)

So that was our day and we had the time of our lives today -cant you tell?? :p

Posted by Nika3 02:21 Archived in Nepal

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