Saturday, 31 December 2016
This week we went to Bulal in Gwarko to stuff ourselves with some Newari-style sausages, mushroom choila and some 'Hyanguthon' or red chyaang. Bet you didn't know about that one!! If you truly want to eat local, you have to learn to follow your nose into the uncharted world of local, hard-to-find eateries, like Bulal, with its own horde of returning patrons, located at the inner part of Gwarko, right outside Patan, where they serve rare Newari snacks and beverages.
Newari Sausages: Rs 100 per plate
Mushroom Choila: Rs 90 per plate
Red Chyang: Rs 120 per bottle
(a locak Newari joint at Gwarko)
A little walk from Gwarko chowk, when you take the uphill road into Patan area. Walk all the way up, straight, until you reach the first right junction. Turn right here and follow the road all the way to Bulal on your right.
Or, just ask around! This place is quite famous.
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.