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Feb. 21st, 2007 @ 12:16 am Still Here
Current Mood: sicksick
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.
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Date:February 21st, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Hey, look on the bright side - you're in Kathmandu! It's amazing to even be there! Hope the sickness gets better... any idea what might have caused it?
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Date:February 22nd, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
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Too true. It's very important when traveling to stop every now and then and remind yourself exactly how lucky you are. I'm pretty certain the cause of my misery is giardia, which is what I've started treatment for. It seems to be working, if gradually, so I'm hoping to be out of here by Saturday (travel gods, strikes, and stomach permitting).

But how goes it for you? I've been meaning to email you, but I've just found myself in a lull lately and thought I'd wait until I have something interesting to report.