Suppose you were to go on your honeymoon to Nepal. You would choose autumn, of course, because the skies are the clearest, and the chance of rain the lowest. On good days, you would glimpse the snow-covered high Himalayas from Kathmandu Valley.
Before trekking around Annapurna or up to Everest Base Camp, you might choose to stay at the Godavari Village Resort, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, where you would find splendid views of idyllic rice paddies and hills, and possibly the high peaks glistening in the distance.
You could go for a morning walk through the mist, as farmers prepare for their day's labors in the fields.
On such a walk, you might come across a fertility temple, where Shiva lingams bless those hoping for children.
Making your way back for breakfast, meandering among the rice paddies, you could marvel at the mysterious placidity of the landscape...
And wonder if you might stay a bit longer to savor all the delights of a magical land.
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