After having on hour of sleep between Friday night to Saturday morning, somehow I managed to go up, get ready and get myself to the airport for a weekend in Pokhara. I knew that the airplane would be tinny but I wasn't so nervous about being in a small aircraft. Maybe because I knew it would only be about a 40 minute flight. But I was at the airport in good time as usual to not increase my nervousness, which is not needed at all here. Because everything went in under five minutes with checking in and security check, so there I was waiting for two hours in a tinny airport and it also got to be one and a half hour delay on top of that. I could have used those hours for some sleep. Anyway, once I sat down on my seat I felt asleep and woke by the flight attend saying that we were landing.
I decided to walk from the airport to my hotel to sweat out yesterday's intake. Also, that way I got to experience more of Pokhara. This city was so different from Kathmandu, which so many had told me. The traffic was less and more structured, the nature was stunning and the atmosphere here was so harmonic. It felt like I was in another world. And the hotell I picked was so great, I really have the talent for picking them. Big, clean room with a view to the mountains and a roof top facing the lake. The only thing is that I once again got a room on the 4th floor, as I also have back in Kathmandu. Is the universe telling me that I'm getting flabby maybe.
Saturday's sightseeing got to be a visit to Devi's fall and a cave near to it. The waterfall it self was cool since the fall just went down in a big hole in the ground and disappeared. But the fences around it took away the experience of the waterfall. But it was still a nice sightseeing spot with some funny figures to photograph with and some shopping. At one place where I bought some bracelets I thought that one of the sellers looked liked Jackie Chan, or that he could have been his father, so I just had to take my photo with him. Everyone laughed when I screamed out "Oh my god, you look like Jackie Chan".
On Sunday I wanted to go paragliding, but the weather wasn't so good. So the agency said they would call me once the weather cleared. So I went to a restaurant with a lake view and had an early lunch. I sat there for a few hours just watching people passing by.
If your ever travel to Nepal I highly recommend to go to Pokhara. I felt so much tranquility here and also so much inner peace. And just sitting enjoying the nature and watching people was so calming.
Around lunchtime I got a call that they were ready to take the car up to the top, so I headed over to the agency. About an hour drive later we were on the top getting ready for running of from the mountain out in the air. The instructor asked me if I was ok and that I shouldn't be nervous, because I was so calm and wasn't saying much. But no, nervous or afraid isn't something I get. I was just taking the view in and was glad I was doing this.
Up in the air is was great, the landscape and the feeling of just floating in the air was magical. However!!! I get emotion sickness for just sitting on a normal swing, so with all the swinging to the right and left really made me nauseous. I didn't at all think this would bring out emotion sickness.
And when the instructor asked if I was doing fine and if I wanted to do some tricks, I said "yeah I'm fine, yeah of course". And I just kept on chewing my gum intensely and focusing on my breathing, because no way I would puke up in the sky all over us nor ask to go down. "If you gonna take Vienna, take Vienna".
After the paragliding I got back to the hotel to get some sleep, struggling hard not to vomit. I crashed and slept for some hours.
In the evening I forced my self up and I went to the lake and got a boat for myself and of course a guide that row the boat. Mostly I just sat and enjoyed the moment and we stop at a little island with a mini temple, but when the guide told me about this waterfall nearby I asked politely if he could take me there. He said it would get dark in half an hour, but I just smiled so big and said "pleeeeease". And so I got to see another waterfall. Not a big one, but not less beautiful because of that.
I ended my weekend in Pokhara with dinner and live performance with cultural dancing and singing. I really like Nepali dancing, it's so subtile.
When leaving the restaurant the rain was really poring down. So far I haven't witness the heavy raining so much, because it usually take place in the night when I'm already asleep. But now I got the see how much rain that can come and how it just drown the streets. And my roof top had kinda turned into a pool. It was an cool experience, however every time this happens it causes damage to the street and the people living here.