Sorry I have been away so long this week. It was the first week back to classes after the break and so things have been a bit hectic. I finally have found some time to finish posting about our trip to Nepal. About two more posts and I’ll have wrapped the whole trip up! So to recap, at this point we were staying in the mountains and seeing wonderful sunrises each morning:

DSCN3398DSCN3397DSCN3396We decided this day to take the long one-hour narrow road down the mountain to visit the city of Bhaktapur for the day. This is one of the oldest cities in Nepal and has many Hindu temples. The architecture was fascinating. Normally you have to pay the equivalent of 30 dollars just to enter the city but because we arrived by public bus we entered the city from the side and did not have to pay the fee! The whole city was made of bricks and had a very industrial-revolution feel. But enough of me talking all of this is in the pictures so take a look . . .

DSCN3401Here are pictures from the famous Bhaktapur Durbar Square. There are many temples in this area including one that has 5 roofs (one of only two in Nepal that are that tall).DSCN3404DSCN3403DSCN3409DSCN3416DSCN3421DSCN3422DSCN3423We came across a pottery square where many people sell and make pottery.

DSCN3427DSCN3431Here’s the temple with the five roofs:

DSCN3434DSCN3437DSCN3440The detailing on the temple was pretty amazing . . .

DSCN3441DSCN3445DSCN3457It was a great day of sight seeing – we then proceeded to catch another bus and drive the hour back up the mountain. More to come on our last day in Nepal . . .

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