Trip Start May 28, 2010
19Trip End Aug 02, 2010
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The title: I saw a sign for Faaaast Food. And laughed, a little bit. I need to get a tiny notebook to write down all the silly English signs I see.
Last post for a while...I'm headed out for a trek tomorrow morning. Today was good. We made some preparatory errands for the trek...a few fees to pay and such. We took a taxi to the Nepal Tourism Bureau. The taxi driver played music, which was unusual...and he played Akon, which was amazing. We jammed to "I'm so lonely, I'm Mr Lonely...I have nobodyy to call my owwnn." for a few minutes until we arrived, he turned it off, and we paid him. Favorite taxi ride by far...and now whenever I hear that song I will remember Nepal!
After the errands and some lunch, I took a taxi to the day care for the day. It was my first solo taxi ride...it went well. At the day care, I played with kids until 3 or so, and then Bina, her daughter, and me and another volunteer accompanied a lady and her daughter, Sabina, to the eye doctor. She didn't get glasses today...she needs some more procedures. I think she might need some surgery or something a bit more corrective than just lenses. She really can't see well at all. She wanders around the edges of the playground staring at the ground trying not to trip when the other kids are playing soccer. She's funny though, and very kind. I gave some money to Bina to help pay for the doctors visits, and the other volunteer is giving some too! We should be able to cover it. It is so inexpensive here...maybe the equivalent of 50 dollars.
We catch a bus tomorrow morning from downtown to Pokhara. We will probably spend the night there and then catch a bus to Naya Pul the next morning. We will start the trek Friday! It will last somewhere between 4 and 6 days. We might spend some time in Pokhara when we are done, and then we will head back to Kathmandu. We should be back by June 25th. That's my birthday! I will be treating my friends to some celebratory beers that evening. The big 21 isn't quite as big when you're in a country without a drinking age...but oh well.
Gotta go. Have a good week friends! I'll catch you next week.