Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nepal of 2011

It was very shocking to hear the news about the recent earthquake in Nepal. Especially since it is one of my well-cherished travelled places.

What makes it so memorable is the fact that it was the last country I visited before I got married back in 2011. My soon-to-be-husband then and I went there as a last-minute resort, originally planning to go to Japan for Hanami (cherry blossom season). Unfortunately, tsunami struck right about the time when we were about to go there. It’s a good thing that it happened before, and not after, or possibly even while we would have been there.

This blog post is a tribute to the Old Nepal, with all the ancient architecture of its countless temples in all its awe-inspiring glory. Let’s take the time to reminisce with some of my old photographs...

The Boudnath stupa in Swayambunath temple of Kathmandu

Durbar Square

The unforgettable experience of paragliding off the cliff of Mt Sarangkot in Pokhara, with the view of the Annapurna's peaks and the lovely lake below

Tthe placid lake of Phewa in Pokhara

I wish that this country will be able to step out of the rubbles of the recent disaster that struck them, and rebuild their city back into what it once was -- a marvel of old world architecture amid the rugged beauty of nature.

Meanwhile, we can also do more than just wishing, in order to help. For those who are interested, here is a link to the Red Cross Earthquake Relief for Nepal.

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