Chitwan National Park
Trip Start Feb 14, 2010
187Trip End Sep 15, 2011
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Traveling down to Chitwan National Park brought warmer temperatures, and a look into the life of the country in the mild terrain of the lower region. A morning canoe ride swept us down the river, passing many species of birds, and some crocodile. Shortly after setting out on foot through the bush, we turned a corner to find a rhino a mere 30 feet away, closer than we would have intentionally approached or have even been allowed by the rhino in an open environment. It was mildly alarming, watching it's nostrils flare and ears acknowledge us, but mostly awesome.
Our Nepali friend, Prem, invited us to visit his village home, where we met his parents and had the opportunity to have a glimpse into the simplicities of local life. A world very much apart from what the rest of us know.
After a couple days in the National Park, back on a bus bound for Pokhara.