image Nepal trip part I – Amazing people

Today I will take you to the amazing country – Nepal and meet you with its charming and warm people.

We took Air Arabia from Dubai to Nepal, the flight was not so long, around 3-4 hours and you land in a different world. From one of the richest cities in the world we landed in one of the poorest, but at the same time very interesting cities.

Small Buddhist

The biggest impression left Nepal children. Even though they lived in very poor conditions, with difficult access to basic education, they were smiling and looked so happy and alive, that you can never forget their smile. Most of them are very charming and beautiful.

School girl in Nepal
School girl in Nepal
Small boy with a teddy bear
Small boy with a teddy bear
Small girl working
Small girl working

All people we met on our trip in Nepal were working very hard, taking care of the rice out in the sun, and even I saw one blind woman, who looked so strong and determined while taking care of her daily duties, that she made me think a lot about the power of the human spirit.

Blind woman working
Blind woman working

There is no difficult job for a woman in Nepal, dressed to impress strong women were working and carrying heavy weights without any problem. It was not easy for them, but they were walking slowly under the heavy weight… I could not miss to notice their interesting dresses – all of them were wearing very bright and striking colours – red, orange, purple, blue. No matter if they were 13 or 70 years old.

Woman working hard in Nepal
Woman working hard in Nepal
Under the heavy weight
Under the heavy weight
The way to wear a basket in Nepal
The way to wear a basket in Nepal

The same vivid and bright clothes women are wearing during their weddings. I was so lucky to pass by next to a local wedding, and we had to stop by and wait for at least half an hour for all the people to pass by. There were only women, and all of them in amazing colorful clothes, first the women dressed in blue passed by, them the women in red crossed our way… and many many more colors and women were marching slowly on this very special wedding day. The air was full of noise, songs and colors.

Wedding in Nepal
Wedding in Nepal
Wedding in Nepal - blue dresses
Wedding in Nepal – blue dresses
Wedding in Nepal - red dresses
Wedding in Nepal – red dresses

We visited Nepal during the biggest celebration – Divali, the festival of light. Everywhere you could see candles and flowers. It was magical and amazing. Two days before the big day the people were preparing for the big celebration.

Preparing for Divali
Preparing for Divali
Preparing for Divali
Preparing for Divali

Walking down the streets of Bhaktapur you can see different local crafts, and to take some of the photos you need to pay the men few dollars.

Craftsman, Nepal
Craftsman, Nepal
Craftsman, Nepal
Craftsman, Nepal

While being fascinated by the numerous different colours, smells and sounds, you stumble upon these strange man on the streets, carrying and selling their colourful fruits in way, I bet you have not seen until now…

Selling fruits in Nepal
Selling fruits in Nepal
What an apple?
Want an apple?
Perfect balance
Perfect balance

While walking in the jungle surrounding our hotel, we passed by few small charming villages, with same working people, and could not miss to capture few of them taking a cool bath in the river close by, something you can not see so often in our world, is not it?

Down in the river
Down in the river
Time for a bath in the river
Time for a bath in the river

In the photograph below you can see how people in Nepal are worshiping their death people:

Vivid colours, smiles, hospitality, hard work, power, poor but very spiritual life… this is how I will remember the people in Nepal. These were meetings I will never forget and hope to have the chance to visit these people again.

Old woman
Old woman
Few minutes to relax
Few minutes to relax
Walking old lady
Walking old lady
Monk
Monk

Text and photography – Sylvia Trifonova. All copyrights reserved. No text or photos can be used without the permission of the author. 

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2 comments

  1. You took beautiful pictures. And you made the Nepal peope very real to me as if I look out my window and there they will be. Thank you!

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