Days 1 - 4 in Nepal
The city of Kathmandu has slowly started crawling up the mountains. That was the first thing I realized when I landed at Tribhuvan International Airport. When driving around Kathmandu you see all these tall brightly colored cemented buildings built impossibly close to each other yet spotted throughout you have rich green remnants of a forest and it was very pleasing to the eyes and somehow felt like home. Also, the smell! The smell of Kathmandu is this petrol mixed with a hint of burning tires and cigarette smoke. I should’ve been repulsed but I found myself enjoying it and feeling comforted by it.
I had to take a cold shower yesterday and oh god it was horrible. We didn’t have any running hot water and I wanted to take a shower before breakfast so I suffered through a cold shower. It sucked and it is probably the reason I’m so sick today. Also my hair is completely freaking out because of the humidity and I don’t know what to do. It’s curly beyond belief.
We were originally planning on visiting some relatives the past couple of days but because of the rain and the “bandha”(strikes) that have been happening, we’ve mostly been stuck indoors which sucks. I also got a horrible case of diarrhea because my stomach can’t digest the water here and I haven’t been able to eat any of my favorite Nepali food so far. Today I woke up with a 101 degree fever and have been bed-ridden all day but I feel much better now. Which is a good thing because it’s my uncle’s birthday today so the whole family is coming over and we’re gonna have some great homemade Nepali food and I’m so excited!!
Also, while the “bandha” kept me in the house, I started walking around and here are some pictures from around my house.