24/4/17: Besisahar

After a crawling, seven hour public bus ride through the Himalayas from Besisahar, I'm back in Kathmandu again. Nothing seems to have changed in the last six weeks. There's the same dust, the same noise, the same bustle. But this post isn't about Kathmandu - I think I've covered this city well enough already. I'll … Continue reading 24/4/17: Besisahar

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6/4/17: Thunder and Hiking

I'm writing this in the dark. There's been another thunderstorm this evening, and the power went out all over the monastery at around 6 pm. We ate ineithout any lights, using random phone torches to see our food, as the lightning flashed outside the windows.  These thunderstorms have been becoming increasingly common over the last … Continue reading 6/4/17: Thunder and Hiking