• Another gorgeous blue sky morning • The Kalinki Temple bells can easily be heard at the hostel • As a nation, the people of Nepal I have encountered, have been very generous, in spirit and in action • Third World countries seem to try that little bit harder • At least in the case of Nepal, and at least to me they do • That would be the good • The overwhelming stench of burning garbage is a daily occurrence - occasional the smoke would overpower me • The river running though town is just obliterated with refuse • Sadly piles of debris even sit beside Temples • There is visible dirt on me at the end of each day - thank goodness for my container of baby wipes I brought • This would be the bad • Now for the squatty: I think it is self evident • I think the only ones who don't wince at the sight of the squatty are those that grew up with it, and are used to squatting daily from a young age • Need I say more? • As the Buddhist Monks take Friday and Saturday off from their studies, we are not scheduled to teach until Sunday • Free day to peruse Thamel and the local district • This was our last day with our fellow volunteers in the hostel, as they were about to head down to Chitwan for a Safari for the weekend, and we would be gone by the time they got back • Had a great chat with Amit and Peter • Peter is from Switzerland and had just returned from a 20 day trek to Everest Base Camp and looked exhausted • Amit would shortly be going on his Everest Trek and noted Peter's experiences • Everest - does it just not conjure up thoughts of yetis, yaks, romance & awe? • Forget Star Trek and the final frontier, Everest is to me - perhaps a reason to return? • The four of us sat in our room, in the dark with our head lamps on until Prakaash called us for dinner
|Shy little school boy who was curious about me.|
|Lovely Mom & child in the Market.|
|Garbage just dumped in town.|
|Trying to organize the garbage?|
|How not to use a western style toilet. It must be an issue.|
Never take your toilet for granted. I know I won't.
|Lattes in Thamel.|
|I told you I had a fixation on the crazy wires.|
|Kitti and a couple of the girls|
sporting their headlamps in our room.