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Sikha (1935m) to Tatopani (1200m) – Trek Day Four: “My name is Large Joyous Wisdom.”

Posted by on 5 Dec, 2008 in Knitting, Nepal, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Purl Interrupted, Travel, Trekking | 4 comments

Sikha (1935m) to Tatopani (1200m) – Trek Day Four: “My name is Large Joyous Wisdom.”

Brushing your teeth with a quietly buzzing electric toothbrush while standing outside at a water tap with a view of Annapurna One, and being observed by several curious water buffalo in the field next door, is probably one of those moments where you feel like the luckiest person on earth.

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Ghorepani (2870m) to Poon Hill (3210m) to Sikha (1935m) – Trek Day Three: “Are we nearly there yet?”

Posted by on 4 Dec, 2008 in Animals, Nepal, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel, Trekking | 4 comments

It is 4.30am. It is very, very dark. It is very, very, very cold. What in the hell am I doing climbing 340 metres of perilous rock stairs with only a headtorch for light?

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Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2870m) – Trek Day Two: “Golliwas in the mist”

Posted by on 3 Dec, 2008 in Animals, Knitting, Nepal, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel, Trekking | 5 comments

Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2870m) – Trek Day Two: “Golliwas in the mist”

I worry that I am slowing everyone down, and we’ll all get eaten by Nepali mountain forest wolves before we reach civilisation.

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Varanasi: “Breaking news”

Posted by on 1 Dec, 2008 in India, Nepal, People, Purl Interrupted, Trains, Travel | 2 comments

We broke for the Indian border on the 28th of December with a feeling of relief, sadness, and excitement to see new places and get away from ones that suddenly didn’t feel so safe.

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Varanasi: “Welcome to Varanasi.”

Posted by on 1 Dec, 2008 in India, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Taxis and rickshaws, Travel | 0 comments

Varanasi: “Welcome to Varanasi.”

People waded into the Ganges to bathe, bent to wash clothes, stood beside the water to place floating lights on its surface, fished about in the depths for errant cricket balls, and in some cases took a quick healing drink (I didn’t join them on that one).

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Jhansi: “Aoooowwwwp!”

Posted by on 29 Nov, 2008 in Animals, India, People, Purl Interrupted, Trains, Travel | 4 comments

Suddenly she spies the sleeping hound. My stomach screws up as I watch her hand flail behind her and close around a thick bamboo staff leaning against the wall for just such an occasion. She wrenches herself to her sandalled feet with anger blazing from behind her thick spectacles.

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