Kathmandu is like a black hole. Life is so easy here that travelers like myself simply get sucked in, never to reappear. I originally planned on staying for three days until my friend flew out, but as of today I've been here for two weeks since returning from the farm. Two weeks!? Fate has conspired to keep me here, it seems: first it was the weeklong process of applying for an Indian visa, then waiting for Shiva Raatri to occur, and now I find myself down for possibly another week with a stomach bug. And to think, all this time I could have been on a farm somewhere busting my ass and possibly even accomplishing something! I've promised myself that if I ever escape this place, I'll never again stay in a city for more than three days.