Good morning, the Himalayas!
I had a much better sleep this time in Nagarkot than my night in Tibet back in 2005. I didn’t need to use any oxygen or drink anything to help me acclimatize. This place is much lower than Ronghbuk Monastery, which is the highest monastery in the world. If you are interested to know how I battled with the high altitude in Tibet and how grateful I was after going through that night, feel free to check it out here.
After witnessing the sunrise, I was taken to Kathmandu again as I needed to get ready for my flight to Bhutan tomorrow. However, before we said goodbye to Nepal, there were a few places that I needed to see first.
As we walked past a palace, I heard some kids reading. I asked the tour guide if there was a school there. He said, ‘yes, it’s in that building’ and then pointed at the old palace. Really? Inside the palace? ‘Can I go there and have a look?’ He said, ‘it’s just a school.’ ‘but isn’t it interesting to have a school inside an old palace?’ Apparently, he didn’t think so. He said he’d wait for me downstairs while I explored the school.
The teacher greeted me but she was quite shocked to see me. The students were curious about this stranger. I stayed there for a while only. The students seemed to be quite attentive and were very willing to learn. I guess I’d go to Nepal again and check out those schools up on the mountains instead. 😊
It’s actually quite interesting. All the tourists come to Nepal and make a stop in little Tibet.
That’s all for today. Ready to go to Bhutan. 😊
3 November 2010
P.S. The tour guide I had in Nepal was very knowledgeable. He is a Hindu but he knows a lot about Buddhism too. That actually helped me tremendously when I travelled around Bhutan.
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