Going to Nepal was incredible. It’s unlike any place I’ve ever seen. We few into Kathmandu (maybe the worst but most quaint airport ever) and our adventure began. We were there during the 2016 gas crisis which was absolutely incredible to witness. Imagine standing in line for 3 DAYS to fill a gas can so you can cook and heat your home. Needless to say we biked a lot.
A word to the wise: don’t bike in Cleveland to train for the hills in Nepal. We were dying 15 minutes into all day bike trips. Below is a picture of the rice fields we did a lot of biking through.
This is a shot of Everest after we summited (haha! joking) This is Everest from a plane. Imagine flying through the air and seeing a mountain at eye level. It doesn’t seem real. And only happens here.
The villages and tea huts in the mountains in Nepal are perfect resting places for tired hikers. There is an infinite amount of trekking available in this country. There is also still an immense amount of damage in Kathmandu from the earthquake in 2015, but they need tourism to survive so don’t let that stop you from planning to travel here! Nepal is the only place I’ve been where the electricity in the city turns off during the night. Definitely a new experience.
After Nepal we went to India for a few days to visit Delhi and Agra. Obviously the Taj Mahal is incredible (one of the 7 wonders of the modern world). An interesting fact. The pillars around the Taj are not straight but tilt slightly outwards so in the event of an earthquake they won’t fall on the main structure.
The people in India are wonderful. I’ve never felt so welcome in a foreign country. AND the FOOD!! It’s amazing… such a great place to travel albeit maybe a little unsafe.