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Nepalese Fighting Lion, Suspension Bridge and Indian Elephants

27 Oct

1. There were two of these magnificent sculptures outside our hotel.

Outside our hotel

2 I summoned up some courage and went across the suspension bridge. In fact it felt safe and I had a lovely time! Over the bridge there were three beautiful young women who were putting red marks, tikas, on those who wanted it. For the festival this is made of red colour, rice grains and yogurt and is put there for good health and happiness so, of course, I had one done! Everyone around has one, children, women and men because this is day 8 of the festival.

This beautiful young woman offered to give me a tika

Me with a tika

3. I so love elephants and to be so close was magic! I fed one one of their sweet treats then they said Namaste by curling their trunks up. I am in heaven!

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13 responses to “Nepalese Fighting Lion, Suspension Bridge and Indian Elephants

  1. Teepee12

    November 16, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Nice to see someone my own age doing cool stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ Great photos!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 16, 2012 at 5:51 am

      Thanks! It really was a brilliant adventure ๐Ÿ™‚

       
  2. valeriedavies

    October 28, 2012 at 4:57 am

    What a magic place, the mountains and trees around you on the bridge look so magnificent.
    And as for the elephant, I just want to shower blessings on the precious creature – wonderful to share all this, Sally, thank you

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

      So glad you are enjoying the photos.

      It was a tearful experience to be able to stroke the elephant’s trunk and to look into her eye. She seemed to know how I felt about her. It was a remarkably moving moment. ๐Ÿ™‚

       
  3. Choc Chip Uru

    October 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    How exciting seeing this culture my friend ๐Ÿ˜€
    Keep having a wonderful time!

    Cheers
    CCU

     
  4. mixedupmeme

    October 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Your whole trip is wonderful. Look forward to each entry!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you! It has been such an amazing trip, full of beautiful things. ๐Ÿ™‚

       
  5. saymber

    October 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    OMG you are brave to be on that bridge!!!! What a beautiful elephant. It’s been fun seeing your adventure. Thank you.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      I felt brave as we set off but it was so steady that I managed it really easily!
      Elephants are such amazing creatures. ๐Ÿ™‚

       
  6. Don

    October 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Judging from all your marvellous images you must be all having a wonderful, wonderful time. Thanks for making it possible for us to join in. So good.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Thank you. We have had a truly wonderful trip. I’m very happy that you have come along with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

       

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