S: My Life in Nepal
BC: ©2012 Gretel Patch References: CIA World Factbook Virtual Nepal Highlights http://virtualnepal.weebly.com/
FC: My Life in Nepal
1: Where in the world is ... | NEPAL | Photo credits: CIA World Factbook
2: THIS IS ME I live in Kathmandu, Nepal, which is borders India and China. My dad works at the U.S. Embassy, so we are living here for two years. This book is about my every day life here. I hope to share some of the things I like about this country and some of the amazing adventures I've had. Enjoy! | NEPAL
5: Swayambhunath | SWAYAMBHUNATH, commonly known to visitors as the "monkey temple" because of the number of monkeys surrounding it, is a Buddhist temple and an iconic experience of Nepal. The white dome is called a stupa which is topped by the watchful eyes of Buddha. Swayambhunath sits atop a large hill and offers stunning views of the entire valley, especially if you're willing to climb the pilgrim's stairway of over 300 steps. I like to visit here with my family and anyone who comes to visit. Once we picked out beads and had our names made into a bracelet.
7: MY HOME This is where I live with my family. We have a very narrow driveway. I like my roof because we have a great view of the city. During the monsoon it rains hard and we wear rain boots and use umbrellas. We drink our water from a distiller, not the tap. We brought a lot of food with us. I like the cereal best.
8: Many people in Nepal are Hindu and there are many Hindu temples. I'm a Christian.
9: KATHMANDU has over one million people! We live just off of Ring Road, a very busy road that circles the city. Traffic, pollution, and poverty are problems. There are many animals in the streets, especially dogs and cows.
10: I LOVE TO TRAVEL I am only 7 years old but I have visited 18 countries so far. I like to ride on airplanes and see new places. One of my favorite places is the Taj Mahal. It is beautiful!