As I mentioned before, I was excited and scared going to Nepal. Not for anything else but just for Chhori as she is so young and I wasn’t sure if she would be OK or not. But on the flight from KL to Kathmandu, I didn’t feel any anxiety or confusion. I was just happy to go to Nepal and meet our friends and family.
The flight was a short one, only 4 hours and Chhori handled it well. It was a really nice feeling to see the Himalayan range and the beautiful landscape from the plane window as we got closer to Kathmandu.
I knew Chhori wouldn’t understand much but I was happily explaining to her that we were going to birth place of her parents.
As we landed, cleared immigration and took a lift to ground level of airport, we were welcomed by a chaotic scene with so many people that it was hard to walk around.
Apparently, 10 different flights had landed at that time in Kathmandu and as they were only 3 luggage carousel everyone was confused and running around looking for their luggage. I was so thankful that AS and my dad were with us and looking for our luggage while I had to look after a very curious toddler trying to touch everything and anything.
Finally we found our luggage and made our way outside. AS’s brothers were there to pick us up and we were happy to be away from all the chaos.
Every time I return to Kathmandu I see so many changes and it was the same this time too. All the roads and buildings bring back so many memories.
Chhori was having the time of her life in the car as there was no car seat and she could move around. She was meeting with her Kaka (uncle) and kaki (aunt) and cousins for the first time.
My FIL and MIL were very happy to see Chhori after a year. It was so nice to see the grandparents – grandkids relationship.
In next few days, we went and met other relatives including AS’s grandma and my grandma who are great grandmas for Chhori. I am so happy that she got to meet them.
The sad thing to see was that they have aged so much in the last 3 years and that their health had deteriorated a lot.
We did have a great time with all our relatives and I was happy Chhori was having an amazing time with them.
I am going to write more about our Nepal trip soon in another post. Till then, take care everyone.
M from nepaliaustralian