Insights in Nepal
Great Culture, Friendly People
Nepal is a great place to visit! It is very rich in culture. The people here are very friendly and helpful and they live simple lives.
Healthy People and Preserved Culture
One thing I noticed is that I haven’t seen any much obese Nepalese person yet. I am amazed and I think I know why. Nepal’s culture is well preserved. You can see it in the architecture and the way people live. It is not modernized unlike its neighboring countries. Their capital Kathmandu doesn’t have tall skyscrapers which I appreciate.
And since they don’t have much Western Influence, they don’t have any fast food chains around, not even in the airport!
Vegetables and organic food. You can see it when you visit the market. Nepal also has a rich land, rich nutrients and the crops and animals benefit from it which in turn, benefits its people. Not much of food processing he and they eat lots of vegetables!
Also, I bet walking along the Himalayas gives them a great deal of exercise.
This is how they carry vegetables they sell around. Strong people. Wow!
Just a normal day in Nepal
Religion, Exercise and Health
I have learned from our tour guide Prakas of Himalayas Experience travel agency that The people here live in prayer – daily. They walk around the Boudha Stupa and walk around 3 or more times. It would take 1.5 – 2 km to do this.
Some people who wish for a big thing even go around the circle doing something similar to the exercise “burpees” where you repetitively go up and pray then go down and lie on the floor face down in a sliding motion and then push back up, and repeat.
I walked around the stupa more than 3 times maybe and it was a very relaxing experience.
The energy of the people in prayer is so positive that it can’t help but affect my energy in a very positive way too!
Boudha Stupa in Kathmandu
People walk clockwise and say their prayers, wishes and mantra.
Burpees? Nope. It is actually a form of prayer, and most of them do it 365 times.
Not a lot of Filipino Tourists
I’ve seen a few Malay, Chinese and Singaporeans. There are a lot of European and Westerners here, but not a lot of Filipinos.
They don’t even exchange your Peso. Not anywhere! So you need to have it exchanged or use your USD instead or other major currency.
Second day in Nepal
This is just my second day being here in Nepal, and yet I am enlightened in so many ways. I am writing this inside the local airport, ready to board the plane Buddha Air to Pokhara as arranged for us by Himalayan Experience.
Pancha Kosha Spa by The Dwarika’s Hotel
Pancha means 5. Kosha means “layers” (of the body)
We feel refreshed after getting a Nepalese massage at our hotel Dwarika’s. It cost us NYR 3000 or PHP 1500. Not bad for a great service at a 5 star hotel.
It was a pleasant stay for us. We tried the 6 course Nepalese meal during dinner and it was an experience. Lots of vegetables and sauce andwe tried new things. I will list down in detail on my next posts.
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