Travel Update: Nepal

Travel Update: Nepal

Travel Update: Nepal

Hi lovelies, sorry it’s been quite a while since my last post went up. Turns out blogging while travelling is much harder than I anticipated. I’m in Cambodia now, where so far the wifi is proving much more reliable than in Nepal, which means I can finally get this post live woohoo!

I’ve been deliberating over how to write this post. And I just kind of decided to fill you in on my time in Nepal so far, which was definitely a little crazy but also so amazing. If you’re interested in what I got up to, check out all my favourite moments below.

Travel Update: Nepal

Travel Update: Nepal

You will probably notice a running theme of my non-photogenic outfits, which certainly aren’t *imstagram goals*. And believe me I wish I had a tonne of photos of me flouncing around in the prettiest dresses. But packing for 3 months is hard enough as it is and when you’re only visiting one cooler climate you kind of just have to suck it up and accept your one jumper choice. Needless to say I was very excited when arriving in the warmer Cambodia as it meant I could finallyyyy bring out some of my more summery options!

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We spent our first few nights in Thamel, the tourist centre of Kathmandu. It was like being thrown in at the deep end. The roads are total chaos, there are no rules and every second step you are dodging a motorcycle. The streets are twists and turns and have no signposts and the pavements are non-existent.

On our first morning we decided we would attempt to walk the nearby attraction, Durbar Square. I don’t know about you but I always prefer to walk about a new city if I can, I find its a great way to understand a new place. But after 15 minutes of walking and no idea if we were even going the right way, we decided to turn back.

I didn’t want to admit defeat but the city was overwhelming to say the least. Being constantly approached by touts and having to be constantly hyper aware of the traffic as we walked meant our focus was anywhere but on the culture around us.

I don’t want all of this to sound as if I had a negative experience there, because that is not the case at all. Nepal has a certain knack. And by the end of our time there we were strolling down the streets with confidence. And pretty pleased with ourselves for finally learning our way round the chaotic city!

But I didn’t want to only write about all of the wonderful things. Because honestly, the first day or so was hard. But with that note on the realities of travelling aside, this post is full of pictures of all of the wonderful things, because there were TONNES.

Travel Update: Nepal

Travel Update: Nepal

Travel Update: Nepal

Travel Update: Nepal

We visited all of the stunning Stupas, Temples and Durbar Squares that Kathmandu had to offer. Spent some lovely chilled out afternoons in the Garden of Dreams. And learnt to navigate the city, woop! Not forgetting the ridiculously cheap price you can get local food for, when you’re in the mood.

I travelled on the tiniest plane I’ve ever been on, with maximum about 16 seats(!) to Pokhara, where we spent a couple of lovely days relaxing by Phewa Lake. Ate the best pancakes EVER, sadly not on pancake day. And spent an evening tucked into the  side of the Nepalese mountains, with blankets and wine, watching Gone Girl.

I would absolutely love to know if you have visited Nepal and if so how did you find it?!

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Travel Update: Nepal

Travel Update: Nepal

 

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  • I was in Nepal this time last year and thought exactly the same as you. It was chaotic and daunting at first but once you’re into the swing of things, it’s truly the most beautiful country to be in. My fave place was Pokhara, it’s just so chilled out! Although I didn’t fly there, I got the 7 hour bus journey which was definitely an adventure in itself! Nepalese roads are so crazy!

  • Nepal looks gorgeous! Your photography is superb as well. I love seeing traveling photos!

  • Dylana

    Looks so so amazing!

    xx

    http://www.dylanasuarez.com

  • Your photos are so beautiful! Such an amazing place to visit.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

  • Bernadette

    This place looks so incredible.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

  • What an amazing place! I definitely need to visit it some day.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

    • You absolutely should if you ever get the chance. It’s not the easiest place to travel to but very rewarding 🙂 xx

  • Absolutely love this – looks INCREDIBLE!

    http://www.stylepetal.co.uk

  • These pictures are incredible! I always wish I could just wander around a completely new city but I know I’d get overwhelmed and get lost ahah! I can’t imagine what a 16 seat plane would be like!! Lovely post <3 xxx
    http://www.samanthafrances.co.uk

    • The 16 seat plane was madness, I’ve never ridden in a helicopter but I imagine it must be similar?! Who knows haha! Xx

  • I was at Nepal years ago, after my divorce, and I loved it. It is loud, hectic, dirty and overwhelming, which was exactly what I needed to be distracted. And you really get to know the city best when walking. After about three weeks I was pretty comfortable, and coming back to a civilized European city (ha!) suddenly was pretty boring.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Walking is THE BEST way to get to know a city, hands down. Glad you enjoyed it and that it was the distraction that you needed <3 xx

  • Love this! I’m heading to Nepal next month so it was a good read. Also, I’m not Instagram goals either, I don’t know how they do it haha

    • That is soo exciting babe! I hope you have the best time! Are you just visiting Kathmandu or do you have plans to go elsewhere too? Xx

  • amazing photos! I also find it hard to blog while Im on the road.. I just wanna enjoy the moment.

    THE FASHION MATTERS- Travel & Fashion blog

    • Totally! Plus I really under estimated how much of a pain it would be just having my iPad here haha! Xx

  • Georgina

    Looks amazing! Glad to hear you enjoyed it in the end 😀

    http://www.georginadoes.co.uk

    • Yes, it took a little getting used to but it was great in the end 🙂 xx

  • omg I want to go there! wooow! beautiful pics

  • Eleanor Hughes

    This post is making me want to go on holiday so bad!
    http://www.thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.co.uk

  • Gorgeous photos! Nepal looks like an amazing place to visit!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

  • Oh such beautiful sights, I adore your photos! I have a new little Nepalese nephew as my uncle married and lives out there now, little baby named Ronan 😀 I hope one day I will be able to visit! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara (P.S we should absolutely follow each other on bloglovin or instagram haha 😀 xx)

    • Awh that is amazing! I hope you get to visit one day and it will be so amazing to have a local show you round too! Xx

  • The photos are beautiful! x

    Melanie // Lilies Beauty

  • I kinda wanna go to Nepal now!! I can’t find any direct flights from where I am though, so that sucks.

    Teesh || Adventures of Cupcake Girl

    • Oh no! We had to fly indirect too, we had a stop over in Dubai on the way which wasn’t so bad, it was a lovely airport as you can imagine! Xx

  • Charlotte

    Everything looks so wonderful. The photo of the sea and boats is so nice! it’s great to hear that you’re having an amazing time! I’m quite jealous actually Can’t believe you didn’t have pancakes on pancake day…tut tut haha!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • So pretty isn’t it! I have a new found love for lakes haha! I know I can’t believe I didn’t manage to have any either, must be the first year ever! Xx