I arrived in Kathmandu today and it instantly felt like a breath of fresh air (in more ways than one). It's all the things I liked about India, without the crowds or pollution. And there's other white people! So the locals don't stare at you when you walk down the street (although I did manage to score a free meal on the plane from the male flight attendant who wanted to know if I would be interested in a long-distance relationship). We kind of went a little nuts with the activities, so here's a quick rundown of my next four days: we drive to Pokhora tonight. Tomorrow morning is paragliding in the Himalayas, followed by a day of horse trekking through the mountains. After that, it's off to Chitwan National Park for an elephant safari to see tigers, rhinos and crocodiles in the wild. Back to Kathmandu after that, where we have a day to chill. My last day will be spent rappelling down canyon waterfalls and throwing myself off a platform higher than the Burj Khalifa (and it's non-refundable, so I have to jump. Good lord. Why did I sign up for this?!)
Just wanted to let you know what I'll be up to, since I may be too busy being adventurously awesome to write about it til it's over. Alright here's hoping I survive my first Himalayan experience! Cheers.