Revisiting Pokhara

To get to Pokhara from Tansen, we hitched a ride with our new friend, Matthias, in his fully stocked Land Rover. Check out his epic journey with “Bluey” from Germany to Nepal at his website, artcar.tv or blogspot. (Much of it is translated into English for us, fortunately).

(First two photos taken in Bardia)
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(The highway from Tansen to Pokhara)
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Xik and I intended to only stay a night or two at the most–just long enough to say hello to some friends, get some mousse and iced coffee–before heading back to Kathmandu.

We ended up staying longer despite the rainy weather! We hung out at the Gautam Manisha restaurant, and little Amrita took a crash course in photography and modeling, even taking some of her first few selfies. One night Xiker taught the folks there how to cook tortillas de patatas (spanish omelette), and it was a delicious success.

When it wasn’t raining, we went for walks along the lake, and Xiker strained his eyes trying to catch glimpses of the Himalayas beyond Sarangkot.

panorama from our hotel balcony–that’s Sarangkot looming over the town
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the next day
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the construction site next door–their tools seem so primitive!
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taking a bath in Phewa Tal (Phewa lake)
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eco friendly? recycle glass instead of using barbed wire…
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we had dinner and a show one night
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we were Amrita’s first models, posing as she learned how to “point and shoot” the AW100
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Amrita’s first attempt at a selfie
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i laugh every time i see the look on her face… where did she learn that?
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unhatched fetuses, anyone?
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he seems postal.
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what else… cricket!
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I bailed out of a photography shoot with Matthias as photographer, but tried on a gorgeous green and red sari anyway.
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One rainy morning, Matthias left us to ride a bicycle through the Annapurna Circuit, all the way across the Thorong La Pass. (He did make it across the pass, a week and a half later.)
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We were also sad to say goodbye to the family of Gautam Manisha
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Click here to see the post about our last visit to Pokhara.