Upon first arriving to Nepal, we wouldn’t dare to imagine the independence that we would be given on our first ever outing. Walking through the gates of Bhaktapur city, just the three of us, was intimidating. We were nervous. We stuck out. We didn’t speak the language, and we looked as if we didn’t belong. As we attempted to follow a map we ended up getting lost over and over. We finally put down the map. Instead asked locals and tried to navigate through signs and memory. This was when we truly began to feel like we were travelers, and not tourists. We navigated the cobblestone streets clogged with mopeds with confidence. We all walked out the gates of this city feeling accomplished.