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New Year in Pokhara

By 5 years ago
Categories Pokhara
Every year in Pokhara, the main area of Lakeside is shut off to motorbikes, taxis, and buses and the shops and restaurants spill out onto the street. This year it was the 14thStreet Festival that Pokhara has held. Every café and restaurant joined in the festive spirit to celebrate the New Year. This year was no different, for 5 days running the festival was in full swing, BBQ’s, cocktails on the street and fun fair games!


On New Year’s Eve we all decided to wrap up warm and head out to the street festival. The volunteers ended up in our usual ‘Busy Bee’ bar whilst we were out on the street to celebrate as it was packed! Lucky for us we ended up in a local bar and welcomed 2013 with some AC/DC and Nepali rock songs. 

We had been carrying a bottle of champers with us and we wanted to celebrate with one of our local café’s where we hold our conversation club and meetings. The family of Shanti Resturant have taken GVI in as their extended family so it was only right to pop the bottle of champers with them.


We wish you all a very happy new year 2013. May this year bring you all lots of happiness and prosperity! We look forward to greeting all our new volunteers, developing the projects and meeting old volunteers again. 


Ruth Malthouse