Nepal was Andy and my second overseas trip together and we love the idea of travelling to places where we have no idea about the language culture and society and can therefore immerse ourselves in a unique travelling experience (unique to us and the the 1000’s of other people who travel there!) We decided to go to Nepal as we had both wanted to go to Tibet and when we were researching our trip found out how incredible Nepal was, and we were sold!
Nepal is truly the most incredible sensory overload! Being in the middle of the Himalaya mountains, the scenery is awe-inspiring and the mixture of Buddhism and Hinduism which coexist perfectly, leads to some fantastic photo opportunities!
This is a trip which we will both cherish forever, not least because its where Andy popped the question. Needless to say, we both left a piece of our hearts in this welcoming and breathtaking country.
These pictures document some of our time in Kathmandu. After nearly 24 hours of no sleep we arrived in the crazy, humid, smelly and loud city and had our senses completely overwhelmed in the best possible way! Almost from our taxi trip to the time we arrived in the centre of Kathmandu, we had both already lost a piece of ourselves to Nepal.
Momos (steamed dumpling with a spicy dipping sauce) are maybe one of the best foods on the face of the planet…
Swayumbhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple sits on a hill overlooking the city of Kathmandu. Again, the rich colours, smells and warmth made our exploration of the temple complex seem quite surreal and bizarre as we adapted to our vibrant new surroundings.