15 Jan 18
Pokhara to Chitwan
Today, we traveled by bus approximately six hours to Chitwan, where we piled into an open vehicle (“try not to look like a tourist!) and were delivered to the Chitwan Gaida Lodge. (which means “Rhino Lodge”) There, Sarala asked for a snack for us, which turned out to be cauliflower soup, then fries, then friend veggie balls (for lack of anything else to call them). And of course- milk tea! They took us on a sunset walk by the river and through some of the park. We saw crocodiles, a rhino in the river, and came out by the elephant pens. Sarala purchased some spicy noodle during the walk and shared it with some of us. After returning, they transported us to Sauhaha’s Cultural Center for a dance show.
This is not what I was expecting on this trip, but of course I’m always up for a dance recital! We were treated to several cultural dances and were invited to participate in a dance at the end. Sarala wanted Paul and I to join, but of course she only got me onstage. Nevertheless, it was lovely to share a dance with her!