January 7, 2017

Road to Bandipur

After a couple days in Pokhara, it was off to my 10 day Vipassana meditation course. A few days into my meditation course I unfortunately got sick, and on the sixth day I decided to return to Pokhara. Upon returning to Pokhara I went back to Bickey’s Homestay and spent a few days recovering. After I started feeling better my friend Bickey (the owner of the homestay) and I decided to go on a photography tour. Our plan was to see the sunrise from the top of a mountain and then drive Bickey’s motorcycle to Bandipur, an old town in the mountains. The following are pictures from the sunrise and the way to Bandipur.

 

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The sun starts to rise over Pokhara and Phewa lake.

 

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Shanti Stupa, The World Peace Pagoda, atop Ananda hill. Where we watched the sunrise from.

 

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Bickey sits and waits for the sun to rise while I wander around taking pictures.

 

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We weren’t the only ones waiting for the sunrise.

 

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The sun finally rises into a cloudless sky.

 

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The rising sun reflects off the snow-capped mountains.

 

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We found this Dashain swing on the side of the road. These bamboo swings are built all over Nepal for the Dashain festival in October.

 

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Bickey jumped right on and started swinging away.

 

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The swing is made from rope, wood, and bamboo. The “seat” was so close to the ground you had to stand on it to swing.

 

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We stopped at a road-side tea shop for some pakodas, chana, and chai. We stopped here on the way home as well since the pakodas were so good!

 

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A quick stop on the side of the road for some pictures.

 

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Bickey is also interested in photography so I tried to teach him some things throughout the day.

 

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Bickey’s motorcycle, our ride for the day.

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