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First hot shower in days

September 27, 2010

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Glorious, glorious hot water! Today I had my first hot shower in I don’t even know how long. When was the last time my skin touched hot water? A week ago? Two weeks ago? I’ve gotten so used to shivering under a jet of cold-to-lukewarm water every morning that it feels like it has always […]

Oh yes it’s ladies’ night

September 10, 2010

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Today was the second day of Teej, a Hindu festival for women. It’s a three-day affair that’s celebrated in different ways in different areas, but in Nepal, celebrations go a little like this: some feasting, some fasting, much dancing, some singing, one day of temple-visiting, some puja (religious ceremony) observing, a little lamp-lighting, and a […]

First post from abroad

September 2, 2010

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I’m camped out at the Abu Dhabi airport, which mercifully has free wifi. It’s a pretty snazzy airport, and the main hub area where I’m sitting resembles an immense, blue-tiled beehive. I’m currently en route to Kathmandu. I’ve already spent 17 cumulative hours in the air, flying from Dallas to Chicago, then Chicago to Abu […]

Kathmandu-bound

September 1, 2010

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A Note from the Future, May 8, 2011:¬†When I started this blog 10 months ago, I was giddy with excitement to board a plane that would begin my 10-month journey to Kathmandu, Nepal. (The original post from that fateful day is preserved below.) But now, I’m approaching the end of my stay in Nepal, and […]