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Pokhara- Why did we ever leave?

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The boats available to rent--love this shot!

We escaped that nightmare at the first light of day. We walked down to the main drag, grabbed some breakfast, got a better hotel, and began a new day.

We started off by renting a boat to take us around Lake Phewa Tal. The boat ride lasted about an hour and included a stop at an island temple. Unfortunately this morning we weren't able to see the Himalayas because of the cloud cover but in good weather you are able to see the mountains as well as the reflection in the lake, it is supposed to be quite a sight. Either way, it was quiet and serene, something we definitely needed after our rough night. 

After that, we rented the world's most uncomfortable bicycles. Even the bareback elephant ride we took in Chitwan was more comfortable than these bikes (more on Chitwan in our next journal! Thats what I call a 'teaser').

Devi's Falls
So we took our bicycles and leisurely rode through the city, passing by cattle, stray dogs, a pair of snake charmers and plenty of smiling and waving children. Our destination was Devi's Fall, a waterfall that falls into an underground river. It's definitely a tourist attraction, and we didn't have high expectations for it. We were pleasantly surprised. It was much more powerful than we had imagined, and the spray felt refreshing after our 20 minute bike ride.


The rest of the day, we organized our next days journey to Chitwan and ate dinner. That night we experienced the most powerful and intense storms we've ever been a part of. The crack of the thunder and flash of the lightning happened almost simultaneously. The entire sky would light up as if it were day. My words can't describe how it felt to be in that moment....

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The boats available to rent--love …
The boats available to rent--love…
Devis Falls
Devi's Falls
Boating over to the temple on an i…
Boating over to the temple on an …
Quite a serene spot weve found!
Quite a serene spot we've found!
We love the small mountain towns
We love the small mountain towns
The Hindu temple
The Hindu temple
Guardians
Guardians
Ladies visiting the temple
Ladies visiting the temple
Another view
Another view
Pokhara
photo by: Makkattack