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Nepalis are nice

By 5 years ago
Categories Pokhara
‘How’s your leg?’ a random boy on the street just asked me that question and I’m confused until I realise that he watched a monk pry some leeches off my foot just two hours ago. I’m so glad to see this kid. Post leeches, post World Peace Pagoda, Ross and I walked down the backside of the mountain hoping to head to another tourist destination Devi falls. We were just talking about how we felt a little lost. Not anymore. We get directions from the kid and his companions and the cascade is impressive and roaring, which is great for us because post monsoon season, Devi Falls will dry up.
Devi Falls
Next we head across the street to Gupteshwar Mahadeve Gupha cave where someone found an idol (supposedly a very old one) back in 1992. A statue of a black snake surrounds the idol, which unfortunately makes the figure very hard to see. Luckily there are stairs behind the shrine and we continue walking down until we eventually reach the bottom of Devi Falls, which is great because when we were at the top of Devi Falls we really wanted to hike down to the bottom. Now we have. Some locals’ clamber down the rocks and rinse their faces with the supposedly holy water.
As we exit the cave, we run into the same group of kids again so we smile, wave and tell them to have a nice afternoon. The boy who was so concerned about my leg before, lights up and responds by saying, ‘Ah, yes. And you too. Have a nice afternoon and night. Nice to meet you. Goodbye.’
Really, the Nepali people couldn’t be nicer.