Monday, December 6, 2010

Shopping in Kathmandu

by Audrey and Evan Sayer

We had a nice time shopping in Nepal. We went there for Thanksgiving. We flew there on Spice Jet. We didn't fly over Mt. Everest, but we saw lots of tall mountains! When we got there the air smelled clean, but as soon as we got into the city the air smelled like petrol. We stayed in a hotel called, "Blue Horizon Hotel." Our Hotel room was average. The beds were comfortable and warm, but the carpet had pitch black iron-burn marks that were crispy and flaky. In our room there was a matchbox that had Tin Tin on the front.
We ate at the Northfield Cafe for dinner then walked back to our hotel and went to bed.
In the morning we had breakfast at the Pumpernickel Cafe. After breakfast we hired a taxi-cab to a temple or a site.
Then in the afternoon we went shopping. Audrey bought a Nepali hat with braids on the sides. Evan and Audrey both bought these mittens that can transform into fingerless gloves! They also found some socks or slippers or whatever they are. Our mom calls them "booties," but I call them slippers. They are handmade.
I also bought a traditional Nepali knife called a "Gorka Knife" as a souvenir. It has a bone handle and lots of decorations. Don't worry, it's not sharp! And last but not least, Evan bought an incense holder that can hold incense or a small candle.  There were lots of things to see and try on!
On the last day Audrey went in the markets to look for earrings, but didn't get any. That last night we ate at a restaurant called, "K-Too." It is named after the famous mountain. Audrey and Evan met a man from Florida and chatted away while watching English Soccer. We talked about movies, travelling and football. Then we all walked back to our hotel and went to bed.
In the morning we caught our plane and were swept away! (Back here to Delhi)