Road Trip to Pokhara

Though I have been here for only a month, it seemed time for a road trip. The timing was great, because it is the the Dashain holiday, the Nepali equivalent of Christmas, when Hindhus here celebrate the fact that Durga (a joining of at least nine Goddesses) saved the world by defeating a terrible monster. All that is too much to go into, but it makes for a great time to travel out to villages to meet new families.

I decided to seize the opportunity to get out of town with a Jesuit friend.

Just 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, at the foot of the Anapurna Mountains, lies Pokhara.