Hotel Nirvana

24 Paklihawa Road, Lumbini, 24, Nepal | Hotel
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The Birth Place of Buddha

A travel blog entry by longwayaround

5

The journey over the border into Nepal took 13 hours. It was a long, bumpy and extremely noisy journey, but all part of the experience. We obtained our visas and crossed the border without even leaving the bus, which has to go down as the easiest border crossing yet!

We stayed our first night in Nepal in Lumbini where Buddha was born. It …

Birth place of Buddhism

A travel blog entry by sunsurftravel

2

We had an early wake up call at 7am as we had to start the tour at 8am. This hotel in Lumbini is actually quite nice with a Japanese theme - futon mats on the floor and Japanese tea instead of your usual coffee/tea in the room.
We started off with a tour of Buddhist museums of various countries that are built around the birthplace of Buddha. Since these museums are spread out we did the tour by rickshaws. These museums ...

Filthy Toddler

A travel blog entry by jonpoland

2

I'm staying at the Sakya monastery up the road from the town. In between is a large field on one side and the walled-off Lumbini Zone on the other. Much of the field is reserved for crops, but a portion at the town-end is a ball field. The gypsies camp there.

During the day, when you get to the ball field, you run the beggar gauntlet. Occasionally there's a mother with baby, but mostly it's children. I don't give ...

Kapilavastu

A travel blog entry by jonpoland

3

... off hostilities, but only managed to delay them until after his death.


As we started back, the rickshaw driver demanded five times what we gave him for the way out. I'd sooner walk. He wasn't going to get a rupee more than what we paid him for the ride out, which was plenty generous. The docent thing was his idea. After seeing the look on my face and hearing the tone of my voice, he relented. I think the Belgian was happy to have me ...

Attitude adjustment

A travel blog entry by jonpoland

... isn't all that grand an experience, then that's your (my) problem. Many people there seemed inspired because they could look past that. They could appreciate the preciousness of their human birth and the fortunate circumstances that allowed them to visit this place.

So going forward, I resolve to reset my attitude to be more easy going and accepting. We'll see how that goes.
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This hotel, located on 24 Paklihawa Road, Lumbini, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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