(Welcome to the birthplace of Lord Buddha)
Right away when we got off the plane the smell of burning wood filled our senses and reminded us both of our trip to Bolivia. Paying for our Visa and negotiating the airport went without a hitch and our ride to the hotel was waiting outside the airport ready to take us to our beds.......and trust me we were ready to get some sleep!
Our first day in Kathmandu felt like we were in a fog......the "jet lag" left us feeling kind of spacey all day. When it's 11:45 am in Nepal, it's actually 11:00 PM in the United States. Our circadian rhythms are completely off and our bodies are wondering what the heck we are doing? The streets of Nepal are very tight with hundreds of wires strung between buildings. Aside from the poor air quality from all the motor bikes and fires, there is a vibrant "feel good" buzz to the Nepali culture! Not a dull moment! Well.....I should probably try and get some sleep so I am ready for more adventures in Kathmandu tomorrow! We have one more day in the city and then we are flying to Lukla, Nepal to begin our Everest Basecamp (EBC) trek. You should check out Youtube for videos of flying in and out of Lukla......it's a trip!