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... my sauna room. Stress level was really high. It crossed the ultra high threshold when the cold water dribbled to nothing in the shower. To show my displeasure, I walked out to the courtyard in nothing but a waist towel and complained to the manager.
Two ice creams later at the convenience store, I duly confirmed my morning Kathmandu bus ticket to escape the Lumbini heat in the morning. Summer here was simply stupendously ...
We left the City Inn Hotel this morning at 5am on the 12 hour bus journey across the Indian border to Nepal. The locals joke that they don't like anyone to leave India so they make it as unpleasant of a journey as possible. The road is quite narrow and very bumpy. Luckily we were all still tired from waking up so early the past two days that the first 4 hours of the journey were spent asleep. Since I have lots of time to write, Raghu helped me to go ...
... better for the next two nights.
The Lumbini Zimbala Hotel we found with a little gum-shoeing. It was a much more modern and nicer place with AC and a full restaurant. It was worth the $25 a night what with the heat in Lumbini and most importantly, no mosquitoes. It also had fairly good internet and, for the first time in weeks, a genuine hot shower. (paradise)
So what is the purpose of visiting Lumbini? It is the supposed birthplace ...
... go back to the pond and the other
follows. Before doing so, and to make his point perfectly clear, he
shat on my doorstep!
To go from inward reflecting mode into
hyper-fight-or-flight, full adrenaline mode was an experience that
took hours to recover from. The other 99.99% of my 7 week stay was
peaceful and rewarding.
Dried mud floors and walls, straw roofs
are typical huts. Chickens run about and ...
... they shared a meal where both experienced food that was foreign to them. It wasn't about comfort food and it certainly wasn't about eating meat, it was about giving thanks for all that they had. I try to remember to do something similar with every meal where I show appreciation for everything that went into planting, harvesting, processing, transporting, cooking and serving the meal before me as well as for any sentient beings that ...