Nepal holds a special place in my heart. Several years ago, I had a life-changing journey there. It was one of those countries that really feels like somewhere else once you stepped off the plane – hectic, ancient, minimally westernized – all the same time, accompanied with amazing people. For sure, Nepal is one country I plan on re-visiting several times before I die – the jaw-dropping awesomeness of the Himalayas, the beauty of the ancient Bhaktapur square, the calmness as I strolled around Buddhist stupas flocked with monks, the wildness of the jungles, and again – the incredible people.
Even though I visited during a time of civil unrest, I never once felt in danger there, and it seemed like everyone was honest and sincere in their endeavours, and that they genuinely wanted