Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Nepal.

July 16th: Kings and Monks in Kathmandu

Posted in Nepal on July 16, 2014

Another fabulous day in Kathmandu. We started the day with breakfast at the hotel as we waited for our new friends from Creating Possibilities (CP).

Once they arrived we hopped in a taxi and began our exploration. Our first stop was at Durbar Square. Durbar Square is one of the three palaces around the city in which the kings were crowned and ruled from. We spent a couple hours wondering around and admiring the traditional architecture and people watching.  


From there we took a taxi to Boudhanath, a Buddhist world heritage site. It was absolutely beautiful. There were thousands of colourful prayer flags. We were lucky to catch a small parade of monks walk around the temple with musical instruments. Noah even got a selfie with one of the monks!

Afterwards we headed back to Thamel and found a rooftop patio for lunch. The view was incredible and we had the whole place to ourself. We tried a Nepali treat called a Momo, which is a traditional dumpling peroge type dish. It was absolutely delicious.

Once lunch was finished we headed to the airport to pick up our first participant, Dorian. We toured around for a bit with him showing him our new found favourite city before going to dinner at OR2K. Which stands for a light to Kathmandu. We sat on cushions on the ground enjoying fantastic vegetarian cuisine. Once fed we headed back to the hotel to play cards and waited in anticipation of the next 9 new arrivals.

We have been so lucky with travel and everyone has been on schedule thus far. Their bus pulled up right on time and we welcomed them to the hotel. We had our mini orientation before calling it a night.

We can't wait to share the city and people with the new participants tomorrow.

Everyone in Nepal continues to be lovely and friendly. Everyone always seems to have a smile on their faces. We couldn't be happier. 

Maddie, Miles, Noah, Jacob and Dorian
DWC Team Leaders and Participants 
Nepal, July 2014

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