Friday, January 8, 2010

Jenny Sloop. Come to Nepal.

Temple in Durbur square

OUr pots!

3rd times the charm :)
yeah...he only helped me a little bit :)

Nepal is amazing.
Today Josiah was sick. He has been having stomach problems and has been feeling down for a good few days. SO today we had planned to go to Nagarkot, the view point of Everest, but since Josiah was sick Jehanna and I decided to have an adventure of our own. We went to the city of Bhaktapur. This is a National Heritage site and the handi-works and art central for Nepal. The art and works there are absolutly amazing.
Early this morning jehanna and I went to the bangladesh embassay for the third time, and finally were able to pick up her visa. God worked it all out, so got more then the time she needed and a multiple entry! God is so good. After that we needed to get on a local bus and start our 1 hour journey to Bhaktapur, the local bus is much cheeper, almost 1/10th the price. Going about finding this local bus was going to quite interesting...but luckly God took care of that too! When asking the reception lady at the Bangladesh embassay about finding a bus to Bhaktapur, she immediatly got on the phone, called the guard, and had him find us a bus! It was great. The bus dropped us on the our skirts of Bhaktapur and after about a 35min walk and many directions we made it the Durbur Square. It was amazing. The temples, the statues, the arts. We saw women weaving the pashminas, handmade paper, pottery painting, pottery making. jehanna and I even got to try our hand at clay modling while we made some pottery with the local people! It was So beautiful. Incense wafting throught the air, beautiful handcarved window frames, brick temples, just break taking. We spent around 4 hours just walking around visiting the various temples and sights. Jehanna and I felt very accomplished having traveled there all alone and doing so well! We were just getting ready to leave and we ran into our Christian friend that we had met a few days earlier. He once again helped us find the right bus, find where the busses were and even gave us a short ride on his motorcycle *yes all three of us, down to the bus stop! It was such an amazing day! Once Jehanna and I got back we did some shopping, ate some food, and sipped hot cocoa by an open fire in a quaint little restraunte. It was a great day. I am so thankful that it is sabbath though. I am very tired and did not sleep too well last night cause it was SO loud at our hotel. Tomorrow we are planning to go to Church, it should be another great experience. I am being safe i promise! I am so thankful for such an amazing God who takes care of me! Im praying for all of you and miss you So much. Love you, Elle


Jenny said...

Elliot!!! You have no idea how much this just MADE MY DAY!!! It's looking more and more like I am going to be there next year, although I don't know with who. I am trying not to stress about that:) haha I am jealous of all your little experiences in that beautiful country. I will go there someday, for sure:) Love you!!

Tina said...

That's awesome! I love it there, all those pictures look so familiar. I wish I was there with you right now. I would be so happy! Hope you find the monkey temple :) Love you lots!