Painting the Himalayan Range Sarangkot, Nepal This is the first painting I have attempted since my return from Nepal.
Nepal – Return to Kathmandu Starting off our holiday in Kathmandu, our impression was of a very dirty, smog filled city. Animals roamed the streets, cows, goats, dogs, monkeys, chickens and hens all scrounging around in search of scraps of food. Litter, particularly plastic bottles and bags were tossed among the piles of rubble.
The Nepalese are a very friendly race of people with beautiful smiles. Their traditional greeting is “Namaste” a conventional Hindu expression on meeting someone and usually holding the palms together vertically in front of their chest. The meaning: the divine in me bows to the divine in you. The rest of the world could learn something from this. Tibetan
The journey continues in Chitwan – Day 2 Nepal We walk to the Rapti river and watch the elephants bathe. I certainly had fun watching the elephants use their trunks to spray water on their riders and being tossed from the elephants back and hurled into the river, splashing in utter delight. Terra firma for
Chitwan and the Rhino Encounter Continuing our travel adventures in Nepal, we took a boat ride along the Rapti River, followed by a jeep safari. Driving along, we spot lots of deer (the Bambi type) so sweet! Monkeys jumped through the trees and I imagined I could hear David Attenborough whispering tales of this
Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Kathmandu Discovering Kathmandu Discovering the allure of the Kathmandu valley with its ancient history is all-embracing. It is small and compact covering an area of 220 square miles. There are seven World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO which is a number unrivalled anywhere else in the world.
Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Bhaktapur Bhaktapur, founded in 12th century, is the ‘city of devotees’ and looks just like a medieval city built of brick and ornate wood carvings. It is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu valley and is considered a cultural gem.
Pokhara Valley Nepal – Day 3 Never able to get enough of the sheer magnificence of the Himalayas, we get another opportunity to see the sunrise. At 4.30 am, the bus steals us away into the night to Dhaulagiri. People flock in their hundreds up the hills like pilgrims. We pick a ledge to
Adventure to Nepal, Pokhara – Day Two Up early and a challenging 8km walk to the Peace Pagoda. Based on a narrow ridge high above Pewa Tai we come opon the Shanti Stupa built by Buddhist monks. Spectacular views of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas and Pokhara city. I think how great it is to be alive
Travel Adventure to Nepal – Pokhara – Day One A seven hour bus journey takes us from Chitwan to Pokhara. Some stops along the way and a point where two rivers meet which gives us an insight into the forces of the white water rapids. We traverse a narrow suspension bridge with magnificent scenery all