Annapurna Circuit

The day that my friends from home came to visit had finally arrived. I picked them up from the airport and we were all pretty excited about the 2 week trek that we had planned – the Annapurna Circuit. After a couple of days in busy Kathmandu, getting our permits and shopping for the last few gadgets that we needed - or thought we’d need – for the trek, we were ready to get out of dusty Kathmandu and into the mountains. Day 1: The day of departure was my birthday but it didn’t feel much like it. We had
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My experience in Nepal

I really love Nepal. I've been in country since June 2012, excluding a one month visit to the States in June 2013. I'm a Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) volunteer and also spent time in India for three years. Although I haven't been able to do much trekking, I've traveled for my volunteer assignments, e.g. Surkhet, Siraha. But I've also been to Pokhara and Chitwan for fun. I really love just spending my weekends in Kathmandu, walking around taking photos, especially the walk from Thamel to Teku. Some of my other favorite places include Boudha and what is known as the
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Chisopani Hiking

Hiking in the Kathmandu Valley can be really rewarding. Especially if you just want to get out of the bustling city life of Kathmandu for a couple of days, there are plenty of options for you within a few hours’ walking distance. You don’t always have to travel far to relax, enjoy the scenery and get a pretty decent look at the mountains at sunrise. Even though, I admit, the mountains were still so far away and seemed so small on the horizon, it was worth getting up before sunrise. It was beautiful to watch the first sun rays of
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