Once again I barely got any sleep because of the dog. I can't even tell you how many sleepless nights I have gone through on this trip. The people in Nepal are constantly hocking spit and burping, even the women. I've seen hundreds of kids with snot running down their lips, probably from lack of nutrition and cleanliess. This is a very poor country. Indians and Nepalis lack of consideration for noise is almost funny (India is the loudest place on Earth and Indians can sleep through anything). This blog sounds frustrated and I am a bit. I'm being stared at like a zoo animal. I'm missing home again and wondering if it is time to wrap up the trip and go home. I'm just tired and need my comforts, maybe I'll feel better when I get back to Pokhara, showers and some real food. I can't live on rice and potatoes and biscuits. Well, I am experiencing "Real" Nepali life. The children are covered in filth, dirt, flys and drool.
7 and a half months ago seems like 3 years ago! WOW! I've seen a lot! How many footsteps have I taken in Asia? How much have my preferences and wants changed?
Today I was offered dried fishheads as a snack. This little Nepali girl trotted up to me to inspect my white hand, then peed on the floor.
This trek keeps getting more scenically beautiful. Lovely people, even if they pee on me. Nepalis are so friendly, I can't say it enough. I am filled with gratitude for their loveliness.
We met this man named Raju in the tiny village of Moreni. And tonight he became a reoccuring character in the trek. He was talking to a doctor in our guesthouse about having too many children. He talks a million miles a second, and sounds like he is on hard speed. The doctor said his wife is probably pregnant with their fourth child. Now, let me tell you this.....the wife is 20 years old.
The Maoists have stopped schools and all buses throughout the country. But they are trying to take power from the already in power United Marxist-Leninist Party.
We are sleeping on a table again tonight.