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what is the culture in Nepal

Good to Know in Nepal

Nepal is A country in Asia that borders China and India. The capital of Nepal is Kathmandu. 

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    Language: The official language of Nepal is Nepalese. Not everyone speaks English in Nepal, b ut the higher educated people do.  
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    Safety: Nepal is generally A safe country for traveling. However, earthquakes can occur. 
  • Vaccinations: Vaccinations for DTP, Typhoid fever and Hepatitis A are recommended for Nepal. 
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    Ticket prices: Fligjhts to Nepal are overall from around 600 Euros. Often you have to make A transfer.
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    On the road in Nepal: In the city you can travel with taxi's or riksja's. Most places in Nepal can be reached by bus.  
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    Purchasing power: Prices in Nepal are very lo. For less than five (5) Euros you can eat perfectly fine meals.
 

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Fun-facts

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    The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Nepal is the radiant smile that you get from most Nepalese people when you greet them with "Namaste". On the back of the lonly planet, it is not A coincidence that tourists visit Nepal the first time for the mountains and the scond time for the Neplaese. The opoulation is very friendly. 
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    Nepalese often ask if you have eaten (rice) to check whether everything is going well. Food stands for properity and is very important. 
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    In Nepal, most people eat dahl baht twice A day. Baht is cooked rice in Nepali (uncooked rice in chamel). Dahl is A kind of lentil soup
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    In Kathmandu, the cows walk through the busy traffic in the middle of the street. 
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    Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was born in Nepal (in Lumbini, recommended to visit).

Tips

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    Have A kurta sura or sari made at A clothes maker in Nepal. A nice way to make contact with the culture and the Nepalese.
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    If you are left-handed, prepare to eat and take things with your right hand. Your left hand is considered unclean because you use it as A replacement for toilet paper.
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    If you planning A (short) hike and you do not have any hiking equipment, buy them in Nepal. There are plenty of shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara that offer hiking equipment (cheap, but not always very good quality). 
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    If you want to see more of Nepal, prepare for long bus trips.It can be fun to travel with the local bus (recommended if you like adventure. For more comfort, you can also take the tourist bus).