Jaya

Where are you originally from?​
Nepal

PEOPLE

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Welcoming

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
4

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
Thank you!

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Namaste/ Dhanyabad/ Kripaya/ Maaf Garnuhola

Are you more like laid back or party people?
Party People

FOOD​

Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Mo:mo, Not sure, Newari Thali

Best drink? Local drink to try?
Newari Aaila

How is breakfast served in your country?
It consists of bread, milk, curry and some fruits

CULTURE​

The best festival to attend?
Dashain

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Football and Cricket

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
Mountaineering and hiking

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Trek around Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
Wearing full cloths while visiting some communities in West Nepal

PLACES​

What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Mt. Everest, Lumbini, 3 Durbar Squares in Kathmandu

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Sinjha Valley – the birth place of modern Nepali Language

Where can visitors find the best beach?
We don’t have perfect beach per se but there are plenty of river beaches in mid and west Nepal

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Kathmandu

COUNTRY​

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
Naturally gifted

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
20

When is the best time to visit?
Between August and November

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country? 
Can’t think of any for now

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
We have a practice called Chaupadi still practiced in western part of Nepal under which girls and women have to spend 1 week outside their house when they have mensuration

TRAVEL

Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
Yes, I have done few backpacking trips in South Asia and East Asia. Rara National Park is one of my personal favorite destinations if one wishes to travel in Nepal

What’s your best travel story?
I have done 45-day long backpacking trip in East Asia (9 countries). Thats the best so far

Why do you love traveling? 
I try to have at least one colleague to travel with me

ABOUT JAYA

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