I know I am home when I am woken up by dogs barking and cars honking instead of an alarm clock, Good morning Kathmandu! — Nepaliaustralian 🙂
Hello and Namsate from Kathmandu, Nepal, my birth country, the place that I call home and a city that has changed so much in last decade. It is 4:30 am local time and I have been awake for more than an hour. It has been like this for the last few days and it is making me restless and tired but I hope to be back to normal in a couple of days. Just a few minutes ago, I was Googling about how to trick my body into sleeping :). Please share any tips that you have.
I have so many stories to share with you regarding our journey from Sydney to Kathmandu. As you can imagine it was not normal at all but finally we landed in Kathmandu and are enjoying family, friends, love and lots and lots of food :).
Someone once said that my life is never normal. Even if I went to buy milk at the store, I will come back with a story and I believe it now after our flight to Kathmandu and I promise I will write all the details about it as soon as possible.
As you know I am in a house readying for a wedding and expect at this ungodly hour in the early morning I am super busy and never alone.
In the last 24 hours I have done so much with so little rest that I have surprised even myself. I have given my outfits to be stitched and great news that they are all going to be ready in time for the wedding. I went shopping with my husband and MIL for wedding stuffs for the new bride. I have met my new SIL and was happy to find her so nice and friendly :). I have helped with lots of house work and still managed to visit my parents and my grand ma for a few hours.
Even with this busy schedule I have managed to go and have a plate of momo and momo never disappoints anyone :).
As you can imagine, we all have never ending to do lists at home and everyone is super busy all the time. It feels nice to be a part of a family and help organise the wedding. As you know, I love Nepali culture and this is one of the finest examples how culture brings everyone together to celebrate and appreciate family.
I am going to be “thulo buhari” (elder daughter in law) in a weeks’ time and it is a happy feeling. Our family is going to expand with a new member and it is always a delight as they say, the more the merrier. In terms of wedding there will be a few days celebration until my SIL finally comes to our house. I still haven’t met lots of relatives from both the side of our family and so am looking forward to all the occasions to meet them.
I have millions of things buzzing around in my head that I want to share but I guess it all has to wait until things settle down after the wedding. I might be off from blogging for a few days but don’t worry I will update with photo posts whenever I can.
Take care ,
M from nepaliaustralian
Lovely! There’s no place like home!
For sure 🙂
Welcome to Kathmandu. How long are you going to stay ? . I know you are too busy. I wish I could meet you. Enjoy your stay in Kathmandu and be careful of cold weather.
Thank you my dear :), please email me ur number asap 🙂
We travel a lot. I’ve always found that if you gradually adjust your body’s eating schedule (even before you leave) to the time zone you’re going to you will have less jet lag. And of course try to stay awake for as long as you can, having only a short nap if needed until your regular bedtime in the new time zone. and lots of water.
Thank you so much for your tip. I am getting better slowly but I will surely keep this it mind on the way back to Sydney. It will be great relief to avoid jet lag.
i am from Indonesia. i had came to Kathmandu in 2012.. i miss kathmandu. i love it
Kathmandu is still nice in its own way , come back again soon 🙂
Lovely post! I really enjoyed reading about your experiences being back at home. Making me excited when I fly into Ktm in 2 months time! I am hoping that you will be resting back to normal soon X
Thank you. I am sure you will love Nepal as you have your heart here but be ready for everything here especially pollution and crowd. I suggest you take vaccination from visiting your GP if you don’t want t get sick.
Yes I have started mentally preparing myself! Haha. I have already been to GP so got the injections covered. Need to get a little face mask now!
Have a great time there, and enjoy the wedding party
Thank you so much Sreejith :), I will…
The food looks yummy. I like potstickers of any kind.
Food is one of the highlight of coming home 🙂
it was really cold when I was there a couple of months ago. Summer must be on its way and the valley in bloom! As for tricking your body into sleep and relaxation, especially when traveling I’ve found The SIlva Centering Meditation to be extremely helpful. Its half an hr of guided meditation you can find on youtube and works like a charm. Enjoy your stay in Nepal
It is still cold Sameer. I am planning to continue my yoga here :), hope it will help.
Have fun babe !!
Thank you sweetheart, I will 🙂
oh i miss home…
is that paneer pakauda on your plate?
You are close, it is cheese pakauda 🙂