Monthly Archives: November 2011

November 1, 2012 Back to the States

We were sad to say good bye to Carolyn last night. Mozella, Michelle and I shared a delicious breakfast before we went our separate ways. I did some last minute strolling around the hotel gardens and shopping in the gift … Continue reading

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Oct. 31-Basanta Lodge, Pokhara, Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu

After an early breakfast, we slowly departed along the ridge and descended through the wooded hillside and terraced farmland to the valley floor. It was slow going because the steps were slippery from the rain. The porters were especially attentive … Continue reading

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October 30, Day #2 of trekking

I woke up a little before 6 am and opened my front door to a spectacular view of the sun hitting Annapurna South. I knocked on Mozella’s door. We were like two little girls we were so excited to see … Continue reading

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October 29-Off to the Mountains!

I hardly slept at all last night. I’m so excited about getting to the mountains. We got up at 6 am for an early breakfast and departure. Steve gave us small duffle bags to use, since we don’t need all … Continue reading

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October 28-Brothers’ and Sisters’ Day

The last day of tihar is ‘Bhai tika’, putting tika on your brothers by your sisters. The royal astrologer gives the appropriate time to put the tika through the national radio a day before and the entire nation abides by … Continue reading

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October 27-Ox Day

The fourth day is bit different. Today the things you worship depend on your specific cultural background. Normally most of the people perform ‘Guru puja’, ox worshiping. The ox is worshiped with tika, garland and then a delicious meal is … Continue reading

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October 26, Laxmi Puja

The third day is the most important day of the festival. It is called ‘Laxmi puja’, The day when we worship goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her … Continue reading

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October 24, The Day For Honoring Dogs

I’m sitting in the living room writing. Tensing arrived carrying his day pack. He turned off the small night lights and greeted me before going into the kitchen to make tea and coffee. After yoga there was a brief ceremony … Continue reading

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