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Lumbini - Day 13

Once again, we had a very early start for our 12 journey across the border into Nepal. It was a long and fairly boring journey to get us to the crossing, stopping only a couple times for water and lunch. When we arrived at the border, all our big bags were piled onto a tuk tuk, because it's s walking border crossing. We had to wait whilst all our passports got their exit stamps, in ridiculous 1.00 heat. We were melting. Luckily it didn't take too long, and before we knew it we were walking over the divide between India and Nepal. Within 100 meters, you could feel the difference in atmosphere between the two counties. There was much less stress, no where near as many people and therefore noise. It was lovely to see, after all the hectic places we had been. Once we had all received our new entry stamps and visas, it was back to another bus to finish the journey to Lumbini. It was a very pretty journey through forests, and then open roads, and back to forests. Nepal really is one of the most stunning countries. We arrived at our jungle lodge with enough time to shower and sort ourselves out before dinner. The lodge was awesome, tucked away in the middle of a forest, you couldn't hear a man made sound at all! Our rooms were in separate little lodges, complete with mosquito nets hanging from the ceiling which made our beds look like princess beds! We even had a couple of geckos hanging out with us!

Dinner was our first taste of the local delicacy, MoMo. They're dumplings, either steamed or fried, with chicken, buffalo (Nepal is still a very Hindu country where they don't eat beef, but they do eat the buff!) or veggie fillings. They're little tasty delicious parcels of heaven! After a few drinks we headed to our princess beds for the night!

Posted by RaeRae8183 03:56 Archived in Nepal Tagged buddha momo lumbini

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