Experiencing Nepal – by Geleen Lorica
Almost everyone I’ve talked to came to Nepal for pretty much the same purpose: to look for some change in their lives. After spending a lot of time with Kristina, talking about each other’s lives, and after talking briefly to Alberto, a deep thinking Italian who came to Nepal for psychological reasons, I began to think of the reason why I came back here. I guess my main purpose of coming back was to look for happiness (as cheesy as it may sound). Because to be honest, the only time I remember feeling truly happy and at peace was when I was here last year. I’ve actually only been called a friendly and happy girl here in Nepal. Nobody would ever say that to me in the Philippines. It’s the same with all the other travelers I’ve talked to. All of them felt genuinely happy and content here, and all of them were not the same person back home. Back at EBC, I remember Travis telling me that he has actually developed a permanent smile on his face since he came here.
I’m leaving Nepal tomorrow and Alberto just advised me to make time feel slower. I’m not sure what he meant but that’s what I am trying to do now. Since I arrived here in Kathmandu, I’ve never spent a day alone by myself. So now, I am wandering the streets alone, thinking about everything that has happened while writing this kadramahan.
Daming sinabi. Daming drama. #SoloTravel
PS: That dark blue peak, peeking in the distance is Mt. Everest.
Sharing this very relatable quote: “You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll also miss the person you are now at this time and place because you’ll never be this way ever again.” – Azar Nafisi
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