Archive for October, 2008

Oct 23 2008

October 21-23: The Goddess of Destruction

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Day One At our rafting company’s 8 a.m. rendezvous at the Busy Bee Café, I found it odd that the Nepali guides kept asking if we were sure we had enough rum. Once enclosed in the bus I realized that at least one had enough last night, judging from the toxic breath. Our bus (a […]

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Oct 20 2008

October 20: Bat Cave & Beyond

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I woke up at 1:00 a.m. and every fifteen minutes thereafter with an increasingly sore throat. Up for good at 6:00, mad at my cold but thrilled with the view from my hotel room. The pointy peak toward the left is Machhapuchhare (a.k.a. Fishtail), which I’m planning to visit up-close in a month. Wanting to […]

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Oct 19 2008

October 19: Long and Winding Road

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I awoke from a nightmare that Obama had been defeated in a landslide, led by Delaware. Coffeeless and in a groggy state of despair I started to gather my stuff for my river trip. At 6:30 Bhim arrived and transported me to the bus station — again, courtesy of Thakur — where we found the […]

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