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The Caterpillar Who Crossed The Road

Safe and sound in Nepal! First access to internet since arrival, so more to come soon, but here’s something for the moment.
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“This is a deeply Buddhist country,” Isabelle, our academic director, told us in her proper English accent.  She casually breast fed her six-month-old daughter in what I would term a shock and assimilate orientation philosophy.

A few days later, rounding a bend in the road to Pharping[i], where we stayed in the Dakshin Kali Village Resort, I came face to face with a man in a motorcycle helmet urging a caterpillar onto the shoulder with a tattered plastic bag.  Taking the life of any living creatures is painstakingly avoided by many here.  He watched me defiantly, it seemed, through his tinted visor as I walked by.  I heard the sound of an engine starting behind me as I moved away from the rescue scene.



[i] Located at the Southwestern edge of the Kathmandu valley.
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First Stop Nepal…

…next stop world!

-Tuesday, August 28, 8:55am. Boston-London-New Dehli-Kathmandu
-August 29-December 11. 3.5 months in Nepal on SIT’s Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples study abroad program.
-December 12-January 6. TBD/meeting the family in India.
-January 6-February 5. 1 month yoga teacher training in Goa, India.
-February- ~July(?), 2013. 6+ months of… TBD.

Suggestions for places to go, things to eat, people to visit always welcome. Places to visit, people to eat also fine.  I will aim for tri- or bi-monthly posts to keep you all updated on my whereabouts, thoughts and, of course, adventures.

Peace.

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