Nepal, Part II

May 18, 2013

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Second day of Kathmandu was chock full of temples perched atop steep hills, holy monkeys drinking Sprites, walking up endless flights of stairs, Buddha eyes trying to take peeks into your soul, and a mess of colorful prayer flags snapping in the wind. We went inside temples that we've only seen inside travel magazines, and they were every bit as mysterious and wonderfully overwhelming in person as on the pages.

We walked around the whole day quietly, sweating our way up one hill and down another.  We spun Tibetan prayer wheels with wishes on our  lips,  listened to monks chant almost ethereally behind closed doors, and sat under the shade of 1500 year old Buddha stupas. Seriously, sometimes it astounds me how much magic this world holds.
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28 comments :

  1. Perfect places! Wish to visit them..:)

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  2. Oh wow beautiful pics-I want to visit now! :) Your blog is absolutely fabulous-just became a member/follower of your blog. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!!
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  3. serious wanderlust. You are one talented photographer, the billowing prayer flags are just breath taking!
    xox

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  4. Oh my goodness, what beautiful photos. Nepal is at the top of my list of places to visit when my daughter is older. I can't wait to experience the spirituality and tranquility that friends of mine have told me about. I just hope that my fibro holds out so that I can manage the trip with all the walking. Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. Now following :)
    Amy-Louise

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  5. I love how much color there is. That's one thing I wish I could change about NYC. It needs more color and less steel buildings.

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  6. Your photos are absolutely stunning.

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  7. Love all the flags, looks like an amazing place!

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  8. i'll never get tired of your travel posts!!! so marvellous and just breathtaking shots!!

    Click me for my BLOG!

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  9. All of these photos are so vivid! The colors on them are amazing..and I love that photo of you. And I cannot resist the monkeys! I would have been slightly obsessed I think. lol

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  10. Oh WOW those pictures are amazing :) Hope you had a great time over there! Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  11. Oh wow, love the prayer flags whipping in the breeze. What a magical experience for sure. Your trip to India is so inspiring <3
    And yes, your voice just matches..YOU. Haha :)

    Trendy Teal

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  12. perfect photos!
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  13. Your pics are stunning
    love how bright and colorful they are.

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  14. Wow, everything looks so incredible, I'm just speechless right now!

    Have an amazing week,
    Mary x

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  15. thanks for sharing. the pics look amazing! your paisley scarf looks also great! to look at your photos is to look at a different time. really wired to see a place without billboards, traffic and so on. wish you fun! and enjoy that different world

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  16. these pictures are amazing, as per usual...looks like you had such an amazing time, it makes me want to go travelling!

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  17. Wow your pictures are gorgeous. I chanced upon your blog and have had so much fun reading it. Love your style and Nepal looks beautiful. =)

    beauteebeauty.blogspot.com

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  18. Man, the first place I want to travel to is India. All the pictures on your trip have just made me want to go more and more each time--and your descriptions of them as well, especially since you describe it as so magical, and these photos are definitely evokative of that.

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  19. Hello dear. I appreciate your tips for me to improve the curves photoshop.
    Actually I'm just taking the first steps and any help is welcome!
    I loved the monkey photo :)

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  20. I love these! The flags.... I can't even believe how good those are.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  21. This is incredible!! Please become a travel writer, photographer asap! if only i were a millionaire, i'd start a travel company just for you haha. these pictures are amazing and I love your writing about it, as always. so much beauty indeed.
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  22. Omg, this is heaven <3. Seriously, I gotta visit Nepal. Thanks for putting these captures on :).

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  23. Oooh you went to Nepal too?!

    Awesome! I was there in December 2011. It was a crazy experience. Did you meet the Living Goddess?

    Halima

    xx

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  24. Wah! Amazing!

    Also, random, but cool earrings!

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  25. Gosh, so many colourful, stunning photos from your trip! Growing up in Canada, it's difficult to even conceive of man-made structures that are 1500 years old. Must have been so breath-taking and humbling. Really sounds like such an incredible vacation :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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