Meeting AS’s uncles and aunts
As I mentioned before, we had very little time after our wedding and so could not visit AS’s relatives; so during this trip we were invited for lunch or dinner at our relatives’ places.
One of the evenings we were invited to AS’s dad’s brother’s place and another day, at AS’s mom’s brother’s place.
Both the visit was fun and I got to spend some time with his relatives and of course it ended with a big feast of Nepali food. I am sure we both have put on lots of kilos on but as AS suggested we gonna ignore it while we are in Nepal as we can’t do anything about it. Everyone here thinks I am too skinny and it is their duty to fatten me up as much as possible.
We had yomari in one house which was filled with chaku (molasses) and other one with khuwa.
Lunch at my aunt’s place
One of the days, my aunt (dad’s sister) invited us along with my brother and SIL for lunch. It was fun as I got to meet my cousin’s baby again along with my other aunt and uncle as well.
We had jeri-swari as starter and it too ended with a big feast of Nepali dishes like goat curry, tofu curry, many vegetables, sukuti sandeko as well as laspsi ko achar.
Meeting AS’s niece
As I have been telling you that there are babies everywhere around me and one of the AS’s cousin’s also had a baby girl recently.
She is really cute with hazel coloured eye. It was nice to spend some time with her too.
As my cousin, his cousin has also put on lots of weight post baby as she has to eat rice with ghee, chaku (molasses) four times a day. Also they have someone coming to give oil massage to her and the baby in the sun every day.
Family get together
Long before we landed in Kathmandu, my MIL had decided to invite all the family (AS’s father’s side) for lunch at our place so finally we managed to pick a day where everyone was free. Family events are a bit of a pressure for a DIL as every action will be closely watched so I was a bit stressed but AS assured me that everything will go well and it did at the end.
The day before the event, my FIL and MIL did all the shopping and I and my MIL along with the helps started to prepare for the next day. There were lot to do as there was going to be 40+ people coming for lunch.
The morning of the get together, me and MIL were in the kitchen early and dishes like chana ko tarkari (Chickpea curry), cauliflower curry, goat curry, fish fried, mushroom curry, Saag (green leaves) along with dal (lentil), bhaat (rice) was ready before 11am. Also we had three different types of pickles ready to be served which were laspsi ko achar, mula (radish) ko achar and tomato achar.
By the time, the first guest arrived; all of us at home were ready to mingle. Everyone including AS’s grandparents came and the house was filled with buzzing noise in every room. Once everyone was settled then, we served lunch in batches.
After lunch everyone sat and talk until it was tea time and we served tea, cookies and pan fried tarul (yam).
After a while everyone left, one by one. It was a nice afternoon with my new family.
My brother leaving for Sydney
Almost 10 days ago, my brothers along with my SIL and nephew have left for Sydney. It was a very sad moment for my parents as they were so attached to their adorable grandson.
It is a custom in Nepal to put tika as blessings before anyone leaves home. So my mum prepared and put tika and sagun in the morning.
On the way out, my brother and SIL put coins on the pitcher on either side of the door. It is believed to bring good luck during the journey.
At the airport, my mum couldn’t help it and she cried. It was really sad to see her so sad. I am hoping they will visit us in Oz soon.
Visit to Pokhara
I went on a road trip to one of the beautiful cities of Nepal, Pokhara, with AS and his parents. We had a great time there and I will sure post the details soon. For now I am sharing some amazing photos from there.
AS leaving for Sydney
As I mentioned before, I have extended my holiday by 2 weeks but AS has no holiday left. So he left for Sydney 2 days ago.
On the day of his flight, like my mum, my MIL gave tika and sagun to him. On the way out, he put coins on the pitcher on either side of the door.
Time went too quick at the airport and before I knew it he was on the plane to Oz and I was there with my in-laws and dad coming back home.
I was happy to stay in Kathmandu but without him I am kind of lost these days. I am so attached with him that I feel lonely among millions of people here.
One of the reasons I extended my holiday was to spend these two weeks with my family as the last 4 weeks I was staying at my new home with AS so I couldn’t spend a lot of time with my mum and dad. So now I am at my parents’ home with them. I am really happy about it and we have already spent lots of quality time together but at the same time in some corner of my heart, I wished AS was with me here.
He has already reached Sydney safely and I will be seeing him in 16 days.
Till my next post, take care everyone.
i’m really missing nepal and now pokhara because of your photos haha
Pokhara is so amazing,,
What a beautiful reunion with all the family for you both and to visit one of the most wonderful places, this post is full of emotion, the joy of reunion and the sadness of separation and the beauty of returning to your roots. I guess the next 2 weeks will give your family something more to keep them going until your next visit and for you, it will provide wonderful memories but enough so that you will be ready to go back to your home down under. Just be there for your parents now, knowing you have your life to be with AS. Namaste! 🙂
The photo on the hilltop is stunning, and a hot chocolate too!
Thank you so much Claire. I extended my holiday for my parents because I didn’t want them to feel sad thinking I didn’t spend any time with them while I was here. Having a great time with them 🙂
Separation is never easy, but you have the blessing of being with family for a while longer. Enjoy!
I think I am a normal human being as I always miss the one who is far from me. In Sydney,, I always miss my parents and now I am missing AS.
Lovely update, great to see your family, and Pokhara looks very beautiful..
Thanks LF. Pokhara was definitely highlight of this holiday 🙂
it’s in pokhra so cold as in ktm, or not? you spent a lot of time with family and soI hope you have a vagancy for me 🙂 I m in janakpur yet, but tom. I come back………then we meet. 🙂
nice family which you have…………..bye see you soon
Pokhara was not as cold as Kathmandu when we were there. It is such a great place . See you soon 🙂
Some nice pictures of family and food. Cool outdoor pictures…mountains and that chasm???? The red hat looks sexy on u. I am sure AS would agree…lol….enjoy the rest of ur time.
Thank you Thank you. Loving Nepal a lot 🙂