Foreign Restroom Adventures
Trip Start May 28, 2010
19Trip End Aug 02, 2010
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We entered the gate area, where we had a celebratory beer at the bar. (Never mind that it was 6 in the morning. We felt like it was quite quite late at night.)
But I am ahead of myself. Bathroom story. So...I decided to wash up a little...I'd been flying for a while and felt pretty gross. I wandered into the ladies restroom and entered a stall. There was no toilet. It was a porcelain hole in the floor. (Later I discovered that there were two kinds of toilets...this kind and the normal kind. But I went with it here, because I thought that was all they had...). So. I used the porcelain hole in the floor, thanking my mother for making me take extra wet wipes. Hooray, life experiences.
So I walk out of the bathroom stall, and head to the sink. Two extraordinarily intimidating female security guards are talking at the sinks, and a tiny, dejected looking lady is mopping the floors. I pull out my facewash and some shampoo and get to work...I love having short hair. But I peeked up at the other ladies in the bathroom...and the one with the mop was giving me the most powerful stink eye I think I've ever experienced. I hurried to finish and got outta there fast.
I don't know if I was trespassing on some social taboo I hadn't read about, or if she was just upset that I was in her mopping path. But it was frightening. Tiny Indian women can be scary, for your information.
So that was that. We flew to Kathmandu and I spent the day in the city. We went to Thamel to go shopping and eat lunch. Then we headed home, where I crashed for a solid hour in a nap of awesome. Then we went to the Monkey Temple...a big hill on the side of town with a lot of Buddha statues and prayer flags and a lovely view of the city. Oh, and monkeys. Monkeys of all sizes. Baby monkeys are adorable.
Then we headed home. Now I am here. The guest house is amazing...three floors, and the roof is a porch. We do our laundry up there.
I will post something more substantial about the city itself later. =) So many things to see!
Enjoy the pictures.