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My New Year 2069 : Malika Dahal

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My New Year 2069 : Malika Dahal

New year is always very special because it denotes the beginning of a
new phase in a person’s life where he or she can forget the past and
move on, set new limits in his or her life and can do the things he or she
has never done before and can once again live their life to the fullest.
New Years are always very special. People enjoy it in several ways: they
go to parties or just enjoy with their friends and families and make it a
memorable night but this time; my New Year was a little different. A
few days before New Year, my parents and I decided to visit Pokhara
and that’s where we spent our New Year.
We went to Pokhara by bus which took 5 hrs to reach there. The next
day was New Year, so we decided to rest that day and just strolled
around the city for a while. We stayed in a hotel situated in the lakeside
of Pokhara and enjoyed the busy night life there.Tragically, as my dad
had some important things to do , we could not stay in Pokhara for
more than three days.So, the next day, we had to woke up early in the
morning as we had many places to visit that day.First of all we visited
the Bindabashini temple that morning and after that,we went to
Sarangkot.Sarangkot is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been
to, it is such a beautiful place at such a great height where the sun set
and sunrise is seen more beautifully than you can ever imagine.Though
we couldn’t see it for ourselves,we could just as well imagine how good
it could be. After this we visited the Mahendra Gufa which was a lot
darker than I imagined it to be.After that, our next stop was the Cave of
bats where the cave is full of bats hanging upside down. The cave was
creepy and it also had such a narrow opening that we had to crawl to get
out of there. My brother’s old school also happened to be near that place
so we also visited his old school. Thank god we had a guide with us who
was taking us to all of these beautiful places of Pokhara otherwise I

think we could have got lost inside both of these caves .Feeling hungry,
we finally sat down at some restaurant and had our breakfast .As we had
to go back to Kathmandu the next day ,we decided to visit all the places
as fast as we could. Devi’s fall and the Fewa lake were the last stops on
our list as we didn’t have much time .On the way we also went to the
Seti bridge where we could see the river flowing. It was quite dangerous
below the bridge as the river was flowing very fast but the Devi’s fall
was much more dangerous. It was flowing with a great amount of
pressure and we could see the holes made in the rocks outside of the
cave due to the high pressure of the water. Our last stop, the Fewa lake
was the place I enjoyed the most during the whole trip. We stayed there
the whole evening and also rowed across the lake to reach the temple
situated in the middle of the lake. That day ,there was a concert in the
lake side of Pokhara on the occasion of New Year but sadly we couldn’t
go there as we were all very tired so we just went back to our hotel.
This is how I celebrated my New Year of 2069. This was a very
memorable trip for me as I found the place very enjoyable and peaceful
and at the same time filled with all kinds of natural beauties. The only
New Year resolution that I made this time was that if I ever go on a trip
out of the valley I’m going to make sure that I go in the trip at least for a
week and not less.

Malika Dahal