Beyond Our Dreams

by micah

Nepal: A Road Less Traveled

It’s been more than a month since I came back from my trip to Nepal and I still couldn’t believe that I made it there. If you’re going to ask the 10-year-old me if she’d like to visit Nepal one day, she’d probably say no. Nepal was not a hugely advertised country for tourism, nor was it a destination for film locations. I watched movies filmed in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and I remember always wishing that I’d visit those cities one day. But Nepal? The only movie I could remember about it is about people dying on Mount Everest. It was not part of my bucket list growing up.

But fast forward to a decade later, I met beautiful children from this beautiful country. Their captivating stories opened my eyes to this side of the world that I never thought existed. The more I listened, the more I was fascinated by it. I had a wonderful time with these children, but the time also came for us to say goodbye. I was heartbroken, but I know I will see them again. And the only way for that to happen is when I will go to Nepal, and I did!

A wedding became the gateway for me to get there. Hope, my friend and a friend of the bride’s invited me to join her on this trip. I said yes immediately! After years of praying and planning, I finally found myself taking a plane to Kathmandu, Nepal. I was nervous about traveling on my own, but I was extremely excited as well.

The moment I landed; I knew I was up for an adventure. Abhishek, Tabitha, and James welcomed us with open arms and made sure that we were taken care of properly. They took us to great places and introduced us to their culture. I enjoyed touring Kathmandu, traveling to Chaku to see my friends bungee jump, hopping on a mountain flight to see the Himalayas, and attending Rina’s wedding. But most of all, I loved seeing my kids again. It was a fantastic trip, and I went home with my heart full. I can’t wait to go back!

Below are the photos and video of this trip. I hope you’d enjoy it as much as I enjoyed taking it.

 

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