Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Clothes Drying & Other Random Things...

Sorry for the lack of posting... This Meniere's Disease has been killer... ugh!
Anyway... just though I'd post something :)  I wasn't sure what to post (I've been in bed with vertigo a lot)... so I thought I'd post something that I see daily...

This time of year there is quite a bit of humidity in the Capital.  Since we don't have central heating or AC, the humidity is in the house also ... which means that air-drying clothes can be challenging!  
The other day Adam got creative and made a "clothes dryer" for us :)   
He put all the wet clothes on our clothes drying rack and then covered it with 2 double sheets and pinning it with clothes pins.  
 Then we put our blower heater under it... and even have a vent on top (this wasn't a good pin job this day... we've gotten better) :)   And there you have it!  A (really ugly) Clothes Dryer! :)  It works awesome!
 And just for fun....
Here's one of the markets next to our house... Adam loves this section of the market - it's a Mobile/Cell Phone Market :) 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hanging around Kathmandu!

 On our second day in Kathmandu, we went to Thamel.  It's an area of town that has a lot of shops and fun food places!  We all bought new jackets and we ate at a really fun Brick Oven Pizza Place (Roadhouse Cafe).  The market was really fun :)
While the girls were napping, I walked around the Stupa during the day to take some pictures.
 Tibetan Buddhism is something I haven't really ever seen much of, so it was new and very interesting to see.
Here's a picture of the Stupa from the night before.
 It has eyes that go around the whole thing.  It felt like it was staring at you the whole time.  Aashini said it looked like an Angry Bird.
 This lady looked so cool to me.  
 A lady saying prayers at the Stupa.
 A monk feeding the pigeons :)
 I took tons of pictures! I'll post more on Facebook in the next few days!   We loved our trip to Kathmandu.  It's a really cool city!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

NEPAL!

I'm sorry for the lack of blogging!  I have been diagnosed with Meniere's Disease and have been dealing with lots of nasty vertigo! ugh!  So, we went to Kathmandu, Nepal for a vist this past week!   When we flew in, I sat on the left side of the plane and as we descended, I got to sit by the window and snap some pics!  The picture below is of the Himalayas!   If you look at the highest point in this picture you'll see....
MOUNT EVEREST!!! 
Cool hunh? 
 Another view from the plane :)
 Here's a view of Kathmandu from the plane :)
 The guesthouse we were staying in was near the Tibetan area of town.  We LOVED it!  There was a Stupa  in walking distance from where we stayed and there were places to eat and shop all around it.  It was VERY interesting.  The first night we were there was the last day of a holiday, so everyone was out and about :)
 This lady has a cute smile :)
 There are prayer wheels all around the stupa.  This was a big one that I thought was neat.
 This area made me feel like I was at Disney World :)  It was so fun!
 Aashini and I overlooking the Stupa and all the people :)
 Another lady with candles near the Stupa.  
I have a ton of pictures :)  I'm hoping to get them all posted soon :)  AND I still have to post Christmas pictures! haha!