Barauli Community Homestay

As Leah said the drive was brutal but we were rewarded with three days(ish) of relaxing time.

Barauli home stay is a small compound in the middle of Nepali farm country.  All around are rice paddies and not far is the border to Valmiki Tiger Reserve as rainforest preserve.  Most people who visit the home stay for one night and are fully booked with activities the whole time they are there.  We prefer a bit more laid back pace especially since our chill time in Bandipur was blown driving back and forth to white water rafting.  I think most of the adults read at least one book cover to cover, Mike and I wandered the farms and we went on a few tours, nothing too special except Rhino watching.

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The entrance to the park and nature reserve.

The entrance to the park and nature reserve.

Everything is so green and lush here!

Everything is so green and lush here!

The use the grasses to fee their goats and cows and to help build their mud huts. If you are prosperous , you have a house built from bricks or stone.

They use the grasses to fee their goats and cows and to help build their mud huts. If you are prosperous , you have a house built from bricks or stone.

Mike and Richard went out for a little afternoon exploring and happened upon some men digging for a well.

Mike and Richard went out for a little afternoon exploring and happened upon some men digging a well.

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Wild rhino and her calf is hiding in the bushes. The momma faked charged us, but that we enough to have us all tripping over each other to get back into the truck!

Wild rhino and her calf is hiding in the bushes. The momma faked charged us, but that was enough to have us all tripping over each other to get back into the truck!

On safari one day in Chitwan National Park.

On safari one day in Chitwan National Park.

Just chillin

Just chillin

Praying mantis perched on Eva's finger. All kinds of creepy, crawly things dropped down onto us during our safari! The kids enjoyed picking them, passing them around and then letting them go.

Praying mantis perched on Eva’s finger. All kinds of creepy, crawly things dropped down onto us during our safari! The kids enjoyed picking them up, passing them around and then letting them go.

 

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