From Nathan: Today was another bummer, because we didn’t get to go paragliding because of the weather. Instead we went swim in the morning. We also went to the Peace Pagoda and walked all the way down from the hill, where the pagoda was located. It was a long walk down the hill, about 40 to 50 minutes. Then we caught a boat to go across the lake. Our oarsman was very fast, and we made good time across the lake. I didn’t like the boat ride, because the boat tipped a lot.
From Aidan: We went to the Peace Pagoda. The walk down was surprisingly tiring.
Since it rained tonight, we’re told that the skies should be clear tomorrow. We’re desperately hoping for a glimpse of the Annapurna range.
View of Pokhara from the Peace Pagoda
One of 4 Buddhas at the Peace Pagoda
This is one of 71 peace pagodas built around the world by a Japanese Buddhist group. It sits on a hill overlooking Pokhara.
Aidan on steps, wondering how long he has to stay at the Peace Pagoda. Don’t worry, 10 minutes, tops.
Aidan and Nathan at the Peace Pagoda overlooking Pokhara
Nepal is one of a handful of countries that has an irregularly-shaped flag. It’s kinda cool.
Aidan and Nathan start on the rocky trail down to the lake. Note the sign: Typical Restaurant this way.
Row boat across Phew Lake
I bought a necklace from this woman. She made it. She was sweet but a tough negotiator.
Weaving loom at Tibetan refuge colony in Pokhara
Shellie gets a weaving lesson. The woman was amazingly fast.
Shellie was a pathetic weaver!
Yak rug in the making
So many rugs and so little room in our backpacks
So much work goes into these large handmade rugs.
The only food that Aidan has truly enjoyed in Nepal: banana split.