Monday, July 11, 2011

In the Clouds

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. (Mohandas Gandhi)

I took the following photos within seconds of each other, looking left and right from the airplane as we traveled to Nepal on the 29th. A magnificent show of colors and changing sky.

To the left ...









To the right the clouds look like mountains...






We left Kuwait at 9:30 am and arrived in Kathmandu at 10:30 pm. Time there is 2 hours and 45 minutes ahead.

This is the back view of The Yak & Yeti where we stayed. A 100 year old palace has been converted to a casino, restaurants and conference center with this part of the hotel being an extension that was built and opened in 1977.

Our view from the second floor was ever changing too.



We were literally in the clouds while there. Nepal has more than 8,000 mountain peaks and 8 out of 10 of the world's highest peaks. No wonder it is considered the top of the world.

Sending wishes for a wonderful new week! Friendship blessings, Tammy

25 comments:

Linda said...

The photos are beautiful. Being that I'm quite sure I'll never visit there, it's enjoyable to view your pictures and take a "mini break". :)

Speaking of breaks, I'm taking an indefinite break from blogging/facebooking. I have numerous reasons, and I'll simply say that since I've done so, my husband and I go on walks and bike rides every single evening, and I'm remembering all that I missed out on because of my computer addiction. Life is good.

Linda

Heather - The Good Life said...

Sounds like an extraordinary trip; I imagine the sights were breathtaking. Your accommodations look lovely. Looking forward to discovering Nepal through your photos. Have a great day. :-)

~~Carol~~ said...

I hope you'll be sharing more of your trip to Nepal! It looks like there was a spectacular view at every turn. And great shots from the airplane window too. The one sunset looks like molten lava!

Daydream Living said...

Hi Tammy!
Great to read about your trip, Nepal is one of the countries on my still to visit list. I know it from photo's from my inlaws, they have been there four times, walking in those amazing mountains. I love your 'mountain cloud' photo, so cool! Thanks for always leaving me such nice comments, I leave for our holiday on the 18th of July till the 12 of august, see you soon! Maureen x

GarterMademoiselle said...

Tammy, I was so pleased to see your comment on my recent post. It feels good to be back! :-) What an amazing trip you had to Nepal. You are the first person I know who has ever been to such an amazing and fascinating place. Trully Top of the World! I am thoroughly enjoying the photos and reading about your adventures. And looking forward to more! All is well with us, life is good! ~Debby

Diane said...

Beautiful pictures Tammy! Truly a wonderful change for you I'm sure. Diane

Jan said...

How interesting to see the old Palace as a hotel....with a pool!

The scenery is so pretty in Nepal. It seems that you had a couple of nice days before the rains came.

Oh, dear...your bus trip story was frightening! I'd be panic stricken knowing that the roads were in such condition....we hear about that on the news but to be there in the midst of slides must have been scary.

Stay safe this week! Any new vacation plans or are you home for the summer now?

Hugs

La Tea Dah said...

Your family holiday looked to be awesome! I enjoyed your pictures and descriptions. A friend from Oregon went to Napal late last spring --- she LOVED it! She went as part of a mountain hiking expedition and spent a lot of time training before she went.

Congratulations on two years of blogging!

podso said...

It sounds and looks like a wonderful trip to Nepal. Love your cloud pictures and understand how you appreciate them. Living in Africa gave me a new appreciation for water. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Spectacular photos! I'll have to come back when I can spend some time. You have some fun stuff here! Thanks for stopping by!

Zuzu said...

How beautiful!!! I am soooo glad that you bring us along with you on your vacations, Tammy! :)
Wishing you all a very happy week,
Zuzu

Charmingdesigns said...

stunning photos. I mentioned to you before ( I think) that a guy moved into our apt. complex that we manage...from Kuwait, guess what his name is...Yusef. I always apreciate all your comments

Angel said...

This is how I felt on my vacation (which I posted about today) - like I had my head in the clouds the whole time (in a good way) :)

Love your photos (and the song you have playing to along with them.) Blessings!

GWENNY said...

Beautiful views from the plane and the hotel. You know the name makes me laugh! Sounds like a cartoon show. Yak and Yeti!!
hugs!

Happy@Home said...

Your trip sounds and looks amazing, Tammy. I'm so glad you shared with us. The shots you captured from the airplane are beautiful.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful story that you are telling... both in words and photos... blessings ~ tanna

Mary said...

Wow, talk about exotic destinations...you been there!

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful place to visit. Nepal has an exotic appeal that you've captured well.

nanny said...

Your shots are wonderful!!! You had to be in awe!!

Rizzi said...

WHAT A GREAT VACATION YOU HAD. BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, AND YOUR HOTEL IS HUGE. THE FOOD MUST HAVE BEEN AWESOME.
LOVE ALL YOUR PHOTOS. TAKE CARE, RIZZI

Happy Homemaker UK said...

You've left me wanting more! XOL

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, Tammy--You are such a world traveler...this is amazing!!! I love all your photos. I hope you had a wonderful time...and I love this song! I think Karen Carpenter was such a sweet girl with such a beautiful voice. Big (((hugs))) from me,
Cindy

Martha's Favorites said...

Tammy: I always get so excited when I hear from you. You have such a special place in my heart. Hope you are well. You have seen so many amazing things. Blessed lady! Hugs, Martha

val said...

breath taking photos...just lovely

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

With such beautiful skies and wonderful nature, one wonders why in the world they need to have a 'casino' in paradise?!

Lots of love,

Mariette

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