So far in my life I have taken many small trips across India. Being a sailor, my profession has taken me to more than 20 port countries across the world. I choose to post a story this time, as this was my first solo trip which holds a special place in my heart. So why Nepal? Every lane, road, mountain, valley here has a story to tell. People are warm and welcoming as though you're part of their family. The rich culture and heritage adds to the beauty of this scenic wonder. As proud neighbours - Visa free entry for Indians which means a cheap and short flight to Kathmandu. A hassle free trip to a land with the most picturesque panoramic views.
So arrived at Kathmandu around noon after a slight delay, booked a prepaid taxi to thamel (not a wise choice).I later realised there were cheaper options available outside the airport. Moving on I reached Zostel - home for the next 2 days. This place was brimming with travelers - new faces to meet, new stories to share, new experiences to live. In the evening I took a walk down to Pashupatinath temple and cremation ghat where I made few friends. After coming back we just hung around at the hostel cafe. Gradually the group got bigger and we moved to a larger table - beer kept flowing in, keeping the mood and conversation alive. Beers over - change of plans -everybody decided to head or rather hunt for some more beer. We end up at this nightclub where we dance till wee hours of the night. Tip - Kathmandu's night life is a hidden gem. Ending the first day on a happy note - looking forward to many more adventures.