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Border Less Collection: Exploring Pokhara

July 15, 2019

After exploring 7 days in Pokhara, I was bit tired! I didn’t feel like to go out for any activities but suddenly heard about the River Rafting. I felt like I should sign up and go for the small training. I joined on the next day with a Chinese traveler who doesn’t speak a single word in English. Explaining him was a challenge for the guys who were supposed to train us. Anyhow we managed to explain with my Chinese experience with Wechat!

That ride was amazing and I felt like to break my ankle many times in the crazy river! I went during the monsoon and the people forbidden me to try rafting during that time. But I did and enjoyed the adventure with that Chinese dude who ended up being a good friend.

I came back to the hostel and cleaned all my cloths to put them in the balcony! You know if you get a chance to see the sun during monsoon in Pokhara, then you are lucky! I checked my face in the mirror and realized I was completely sun tanned. God! Really?

Though during the rafting, I didn’t realize anything but when I took shower and relaxing, I felt like my whole body was hurting. My joints were killing and pains were all over. If you ever been to Zostel, Pokhara you can easily understand the balcony idea! The couch, bin bags and the tires are so relaxing for the travellers to read, chill and to take power naps.

I went to put my things in the personal cabinet and heard two guys were talking to each other in a different language. One of them were brushing his teeth and the other is sorting his camera, drone and other equipment. I tried to get the language but was hard to predict.

I left and sat on one of the bin bags to chill and try to take a power nap! A guy who were brushing his teeth few minutes before sat beside me. He was holding a book in his hand titled “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. I heard about that book many times but never felt like to buy and read. Suddenly I felt like I should ask what was the language they were speaking! And as you know me…. without thinking twice, I asked!

“Hey, that’s German”- he replied! We started talking to each other about our work, life and country. We were from two different countries where economy, society and most of the things are different apart from human body! We started our conversation that ended up in an inhouse tequila party. All were enjoying the truth & dare game! We were sitting very close to each other and responding on each other’s joke sometimes.

There was a guy named Justin, who always tried to be over smart from the very first day. Out of nowhere I found him interested in me and asking me questions during that party. By that time, I was a bit tired and wanted to go back because it was a hectic day. I bought two bottles of water and greet some people I liked! I was about to leave and suddenly he showed up and asked me “do you need help?” I said “thank you but I can carry more than that”.

He smiled back and asked me what was I planning to do? I said going back to the dormitory. I added, “I am not enjoying this crowd right now and want to chill in the balcony before go to sleep”. Instantly he replied, “let’s go there then”. We walked, sat on the couch talked and at one point, I found him getting close to me. I felt his arm was trying to hold me and grab me towards the infinity.

The whole night we were sneaking around and found all couples, singles in that hostel were making out with each other! We went to the dinning which was in the middle of the pool and the weather was amazing. The only reason I don’t want to go back to that city because of the memories…. we didn’t get tired of writing each other after that meeting!

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