wtorek, 11 czerwca 2013

Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Specifically, the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Sikkim border Nepal, whereas across the Himalayas lies the Tibet Autonomous Region. Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow Indian Siliguri Corridor. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest metropolis.

Did you know that:
1. People in Nepal do not greet one another with a handshake, but rather put their palms together and bow their forehead and say Namaste (directly translated as ‘I salute the God in youˇ). This is the same greeting used throughout India.
2. A popular and cheap ‘fast food’ is the Momo. Delicious dumplings made from flour and water filled with different fillings like chicken, meat or vegetables either fried or steamed and served with a dipping sauce. My favorites were the yak-meat filled ones at the Yak Cafe in Kathmandu.
3. Nepal is home to one of the few places on earth where you can see both the Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros.
4. The birthplace of the Gautama Buddha, Lumbini, is the Mecca of every Buddhist.
5. Nepal has the densest concentration of World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu valley alone has 7 World Heritage Cultural sites within a radius of 15 kilometers.
6. The Nepali flag is the only nation with non-quadrilateral flag. The two triangles symbolize the Himalaya Mountains and represent the two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism.

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Byłam ciekawa, co posiadasz z Nepalu i muszę zrobić: wow! :) sporo tego, choć mnie najbardziej w oko wpadła druga kartka - domki i ośnieżone szczyty wyglądają zachwycająco! Zresztą jak cały Nepal :)

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