Happy New Year 2072

Tuesday was New Year’s Day and we, like most of Nepal it seemed, decided to go Dharanto Bhedetar, a ridge town north of my old home town of Dharan.  We drove but everyone else was on motorbikes. Most of them on the one bike.

We went to Hotel Arun Valley which used to be one ofSelfie stick  few hotels and lodges on the ridge but is now one of many. In November, you can get views of Kanchendzonga and Makalu (even a glimpse of Everest on a good day) but we went to Selfie 2enjoy the food and get views of several thousand motorbikes.  IT was also an excellent place for my darling hosts to take a few (hundred?) selfies with their new selfie stick.

After snacks we had lunch. Some of us thought the snacks were lunch and goodNYD food golly, you’d think we’d have had that one sorted by now but the snacks seemed so…extensive. Anyway, we ate our lunch and our snacks and then headed up the road to Namje which used to be a tiny little ridge town further up a very poor road.  Now it is a rapidly growing ridge town up a slightly better road. The attraction there was the atma basne gau.  The place where the spirit rests.  A beautiful place Laliguransof Nepal’s national flower, the laligurans (rhododendron).  It was also the place of many people attempting to walk up a path in ridiculously high shoes.

Two more highlights were coming home via Dharan whereMushrooms we lived for four years and going to my beloved veggie line.  We bought mushrooms, chillies, saag and limes.  Here was one place where not too much had changed.  The other was swinging into the Gurkha Department with several Chilliesthousand others.  I bought some tonic (unavailable in Birtamod) to go with my Blue Riband gin. As it turned out, by the time we reached home I rather needed the drink.

To you all, Happy New Year and may 2072 bring health, happiness and joy.

5 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2072

  1. Pamela Parr

    Happy new year to you and all the ladies,I hope the new year brings you all peace and happiness and
    Samunnat continues to grow from strength to strenght,

    1. Wendy Moore

      And to you too Pam. So lovely to hear from you. Kopila was just saying the other day that she wondered how you were going and hoping that all was well. Hugs from us all!

  2. Pamela Parr

    fancy Kopilla remembering me,thats so sweet
    life has certainly changed for me in the past 18 months,with my new man,
    we never stop busy all the time,he has done so many renovations to my house
    ( oh so handy him being a retired builder ) his latest project is to enlarge update my
    work shop/sewing room,not that I seem to get much time to sew these days but as
    I am about to be a grandma for the first time in September,I will have to find time,a little
    boy who is due to be born on my birthday,we also travel around in our caravan,planning on
    going to Alice springs in July/Aug,have just spent 3 weeks travelling around Victoria,so life
    is really good,we are both very happy,


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