Posted by: Megan | June 20, 2007

The ‘bride’ who mispronounced ‘Namaste’?

‘Namaste’ – the friendly Nepalese greeting displayed with hands in front of chest and a slight bow.  When traveling in foreign countries, I’m a firm believer of trying to at least master how to say ‘hello’ in a new language! Given that I sometimes struggle to master my own language, I’d have to say that ‘Namaste’ was probably one of my more favourable new ‘hellos’ as it could be said using body language … less chance that way of mispronunciating something far less than desirable and ending up as the daughter in law to one of the local farmer’s son inheriting his herd of cattle! 

Quintessentially the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal is renowned for trekking through a heavenly playground for nature lovers wanting to absorb the sheer beauty of the Himalayan Mountains in their tracks!  It is not hard for the eye to shoot towards the sky in awe of the snow capped rugged mountains that soar all around.  On track, not to be forgotten are the colorful display of locals to be met along the way … with a ‘Namaste’ …

Little boy saying ‘Namaste’:

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Little girl saying ‘Namaste’:

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Click on the below link to read an article I wrote about hiking the Annapurna Circuit with Intrepid Travel:

Trek Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit

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