saturday afternoon Kev and I set out with the sole intent of just getting lost in Kathmandu.
we hopped on a micro-van for 15 rupees,
crammed in with dozens of nepalis, the wind whipping through our hair
as we rode and rode and rode,
until the route ended and we were forced to get off.
then we just picked a street, and started walking.
ohhhhhh, it was so much fun
i love getting lost in big cities:)
as we were walking down the street, I looked to my left and saw this alley way below.
so excited, I called to Kev, and we crept down the ancient path.
little did we know the beauty that awaited our curiosity.
as we stepped into the courtyard an expanse of old houses opened up,
and people living their daily lives
around a buddhist stupa in the middle.
as we crept closer, we saw these two little boys smiling up at us and telling secrets.
then the little boy gave the traditional greeting to Kevin, “namaste”
an older woman doing laundry, hanging bright color cloth to dry, looked up at me and we smiled as I greeted her.
I then glanced over at sweet Kevin. sometimes I just like to stare at him (is that creepy??)
and then swoon because I can’t really believe that he is mine.
Kevin is like a kid whisperer…wherever we go, children flock to him.
He is so warm and welcoming towards the little ones,
and never fails to make them laugh!
about two seconds after this picture was taken of him below by himself,
he soon had a crew of kiddos following his every move!!
and soon all the kids were showing Kev their tricks!
laughing and loving life….
this little cutie below stole my heart
oh waaaiiitttt….more tricks!
after a half hour of playing with the kids and practicing our nepali, we wandered on.
down another alleyway, I chased these monks.
it’s what i do.
stalk people, that is.
after hours of exploring we were exhausted!
like I wanted to fall over. adventuring can be hard work!
but we are so thankful we live in a place where we can move around in freedom and explore all the country has to offer!
happy Monday sweet friends!