7 days in nepal and i think i’m going to move here. or retire here. or visit again. or just love the country from a distance. it’s honestly the most stunningly gorgeous country i’ve been to. i’ve driven thru the alps & the andes and they’ve got NOTHING on the himalayas. not just in terms of the color of the greenery or the height of the peeks, but the people are amazing.
the people look like they’re either full bred indian, or with a slight mix of chinese in them. but with all hindu names. obviously, since this is the only official hindu state in the world. and while the country itself is poorer than india, you don’t see the abject poverty that you see in india. the kind that breaks your heart. here, while people have almost nothing, they’re extremely content with their existence. so you never get the feeling that they’re trying to scam u like they do in india. cause they want nothing more. it’s actually rather amazing and refreshing to see.
funniest thing i’ve seen…a father, mother & baby all riding a motorcycle altogether. the only one wearing a helmet is the father. cause the wife is replacable and u can always have another kid.
saddest thing i’ve seen…a guy wearing a brittany spears tshirt.
we trekked up to 11,000 feet the other day to visit a temple at the top of the peek. the views are indescribable. but the most shocking thing to learn…all you see is corn fields. in every direction, covering every speck of space on the mountains. i wondered how much corn could a country eat. only to discover the corn is for each individual family to make their own biofuel. some of the gypsy houses on the mountains have their own solor energy. and not from the ugly black slabs u see in the west. but in shiny silver disks that i thot were satelite dishes originally. apparently, 30% of the country’s energy is renewable, homegrown energy. which just makes it sad that between big business and the government, the US can barely squeak out 1% of renewable energy.
well, time’s up my friends. got to go pick up some laundry and pack for my 17 days in tibet that starts tomorrow.