Tuesday, 18 October 2016

48 Hours in Nepal: Kathmandu and Beyond

Posted by Anup Baral | October 18, 2016 :
We’re just back from our 48 hours in Nepal trip, and what a beautiful surprise! It was my first time ever while Jeff has been several times, and I absolutely fell in love with the colours, the smells, the people and even the incessant horn honking noises. A beautiful country located only a 5 hour flight from Dubai, Nepal is usually visited for more than a short weekend, but what can you do when you work full-time! Home of the beautiful Himalayas and iconic Everest and Anapurna, Nepal is also worth the visit for less adventurous people, and Kathmandu is really one to see. Hiking, white water rafting, yoga retreats and trekking are also possible closer to the capital, so depending on your taste, you can make your 48 hours in Nepal more cultural, adventurous or relaxed.

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Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.