20 July 2015

waterfront resort, pokhara nepal

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we loved exploring the super neat lake town of pokhara for a few days after our trek and before leaving nepal. it is a really special spot on earth, and our time there was made truly wonderful thanks to the awesome place we stayed – waterfront resort.

we stayed at waterfront resort for four days, and it was an incredibly pleasant experience. the facilities, amenities and especially the service at waterfront is absolutely top notch. the location is ideal because it feels very secluded and is right on the lake, but it’s only a ten minute walk into the bustling and fun lakefront district of pokhara. our stay was really relaxing and we felt so well taken care of by all of waterfront’s super friendly staff. we very highly recommend a visit to pokhara (more on our adventures there to come), definitely with a stay at the waterfront resort – i can’t imagine better accommodations in that wonderful spot on earth.

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^^ the wrinkles on the bed are definitely from us immediately laying down upon arrival to our room – we couldn’t wait and  it felt sooo nice to relax in a big bed after all those guesthouse cots along the trail! ^^
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^^ and this bathroom was certainly a site for sore eyes after trekking! super nice. ^^
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^^ this photo was taken from our balcony, which overlooked the pool and the lake. this spot of shore right by waterfront happens to be the spot where most paragliders (of which there are many in pokhara!) land – it was so fun to watch! ^^
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^^ the grounds are so serene and beautiful!! ^^
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^^ this photo was taken on our daily walks into town. pokhara is a colorful, fun, beautiful place to visit. ^^
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^^ we had several meals in the hotel’s restaurant. the food was totally delicious, the setting was beautiful (we ate out on the patio one night!) and the service was very, very good. ^^
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^^ the breakfast that came with our room was really yummy and really substantial! (this is my two separate courses!) ^^
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^^ i think this photo captures some of the serenity and luxury of waterfront resort. such a gorgeous setting for the pool! we had several fantastic dips in that water!^^

 

 

the staff at waterfront resort is made up of the kindest and most helpful individuals (you can see one waiting for our arrival in this picture on the left). we became genuine friends with several of the staff because they were so great. they arranged a tour of different points of interest around pokhara for us (more on that in the next post) and made absolute sure that our visit to their town was enjoyable in every way.

 

 


here’s one of the spots we went to on our awesome guided tour – this view gives you a little idea of how spectacular pokhara is!:

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waterfront resort has stellar reviews on tripadvisor – as it most definitely should! we thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our stay, and recommend waterfront highly, highly, highly!

{this post is in partnership with waterfront resort – all opinions are definitely our own!}

9 comments :

  1. I find it uncouth that you are monetizing your time in Nepal despite the horrors that occurred there. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth to read such a blissful post, while a colossal tragedy was occurring just a few miles away.

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    1. thanks for your perspective - it makes sense and i perhaps should have been more clear about our entire experience (but the purpose of this post is to show off the great, great good at this spot on earth, so i chose to stay positive). i must give readers too much credit in reading posts together in context. i hope you'll read my next post (which is already published as a scheduled post and will pop up tomorrow) to get a feel for our experience staying in a comfortable place right after the earthquake. it was actually very uncomfortable for both of us - our hearts were broken for the people of nepal and wrenched as we discovered there was not much we could do to help. as i mentioned in my first post about being in nepal during the earthquake, we worked diligently to try to find an efficient way to help victims and decided that the best thing we could do was stay out of the way and give money. we donated a big enough chunk that we had to give up significant plans in our travels, and also spent more money in nepal than anywhere else on our trip, in an effort to give back to the tourism industry in that country, hugely hit by this disaster. we made an agreement with waterfront resort before our trip (long before the earthquake) that of course we feel compelled to honor - and we would love to help attract more visitors to this lovely place, especially at a time when business is very low due to the circumstances.

      thanks for reading!

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    2. Thanks for your response Charity. I hope that you understand that as a consumer of your product I felt the need to comment on what I perceived were wrongful business ethics. Certainly, blogging as a business is a very unique opportunity and I hope that you will challenge the norm rather than going on with "business as usual". I do appreciate the context and I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts tomorrow.

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    3. you're welcome. just to be clear, this blog is pretty far from being a legit business, but we were very grateful to get to feature some hotels during our around the world trip - both because it allowed us to spend money on other things along the way and because it allowed us to get to know some pretty awesome hotel personnel that we now consider friends that are a positive influence on our lives. i respectfully disagree that painting a truly wonderful stay (despite terrible circumstances) as such is wrongful business ethics. in fact, i think the opposite (not honoring a commitment to market something or allowing terrible circumstances to taint the description of the actual hotel experience) would be wrongful business ethics. but again, i'm not a businesswoman! - so i consider and will continue to absorb your thoughts.

      thanks again!

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    4. Charity, I think you handled the situation perfectly. You did what you could do and made the wise decision not to go and spectate with intention to help. The disclaimer on your blog is the industry standard as far as "business ethics" go on the web. This post will be searchable (and valuable) to the resort for years to come. You were right to honor the arrangement. I'm sorry that someone felt the need to anonymously criticize you on what is your forum, which we are so graciously allowed to enjoy!

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  2. I am grateful that Charity was able to be blessed with wonderful accomodations along her journey. I always wish for the best for others. And it is extremely tragic what happened at the time they happened to be there with the earthquake and devastation. It would be a helpless feeling. I do not think Charity is minimizing the tragedy by pointing out the wonderful things Nepal has to offer.
    Charity mentioned at the time they were in Nepal, they did what they could with contributions to help the people there. If we stopped living our lives every time there was a tragic story, we would never live. I struggle with this sometimes when I drive by homeless people. I regularly give contributions to help the poor and needy but when I see people on the streets in need, my heart hurts for them. I wish I could do more. I feel guilty for eating when I know there are others who have nothing to eat. But I know I must still eat. We do the best we can to help others, but still have to live life.

    My sister and her fiance were in a tragic automobile accident years ago. My sister's fiance was killed and she was left a quadriplegic. It was hard to live life as "normal" when she was in ICU fighting to live. I used to run daily. I no longer could. I felt guilty. I felt it wasn't right for me to run if she couldn't. I took my kids to the park to play, and found myself in tears- having to leave. I felt guilty that I was watching my children laugh and play and she would never have that opportunity in life. I remember going to the hospital to visit her and she could tell I had been crying. She asked what was wrong. I told her-- and I will never forget what she told me. She told me to live my life to the fullest. I told her how I felt it was an insult to her, for me to run, when she couldn't. It didn't seem right- as she was struggling through challenges for me to basically "enjoy life" as usual. She told me that it would be an insult to her if I didn't. If I wasted what I COULD be doing. She told me not to waste opportunities-- because if she could do it, she would be doing it.
    And that is why I love being able to take these journeys with Charity. I will never be able to travel the world. But I sure appreciate being able to hear about others who do. I appreciate seeing the pictures and feeling just a small part of that experience. It is amazing.

    I know tomorrow's post will be heartbreaking and sad. I can only imagine the helpless feeling it must have been for all those who were witness to the earthquake and aftermath. I applaud Charity and Ian for doing what they felt they could to best help in that situation. -Lisa

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  4. I think that as a writer, it is very important that you tell the good stories about Nepal, and encourage people to continue visiting. I am sorry that some of your readers didn't like that. I, personally, think that you did the right thing by talking about your positive experiences. If you had chosen to remain silent in order to avoid one person perceiving you to be 'uncouth', you could potentially be depriving Nepal of much-needed tourism at a time when it is already struggling to get people there.

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  5. I think that as a writer, it is very important that you tell the good stories about Nepal, and encourage people to continue visiting. I am sorry that some of your readers didn't like that. I, personally, think that you did the right thing by talking about your positive experiences. If you had chosen to remain silent in order to avoid one person perceiving you to be 'uncouth', you could potentially be depriving Nepal of much-needed tourism at a time when it is already struggling to get people there.

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