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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Going to Kathmandu

Today I wanted to put my life aside. I didn’t feel like making decisions about sending relief funds to artisans in Andhra Pradesh, India, who have been flooded out of their homes and watched their personal possessions float away. I didn’t feel like deciding whether to send money to Indonesia to replace sewing machines and batik equipment lost in an earthquake. I wanted a break for the day. But then I realized those artisans couldn’t take a break, so I didn’t.

And then, I remembered...

I’M GOING TO KATHMANDU!
“I think I’m going to Kathmandu.
That’s really, really where I’m going to.
If I ever get out of here,
That’s what Im gonna do.
K-k-k-k-k-k Kathmandu.
I think that’s really where I’m going to.
If I ever get out of here,
I’m going to Kathmandu.”
I’ve never been there, and I think I’m going to love it so much I won’t want to come home. I’m headed to a great guest house with a garden and fabulous restaurants and an outdoor bar serving Everest Beer. A guest house that “acts as a magnet for mountaineers, pop stars, actors, troubadours and eccentric characters.” Now I’m psyched. Temples. Freak Street. Prayer flags. MoMos (Nepalese dumplings). Monkeys. Surging streets. Beggars. Life.

11 Comments:

Blogger nomadicnotes said...

Random stranger here who happened upon your blog - just to say Kathmandu is wonderful, you will love it, and on this wet day in Belfast, I very much wish I was going to Kathmandu!

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Thailand Gal said...

Sounds great! We'll look forward to hearing all about it. Travel safe.


-Chani

7:24 PM  
Blogger jen said...

promise, promise, promise to take pictures of the guest house.

you are totally reminding me of that Cat Stevens song right now...

am SO happy for you - i can't wait to hear about it - and i am betting you'll find a way to blog from there.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Steven Novak said...

I've never even heard of the place...

Isn't that the giant house that Charles Foster kane built in CItizen Kane? ;)

(Just so you know...I am making a joke...I am not that stupid...well...sort of.) ;)

Steve~

10:52 PM  
Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

When can we trade lives, seriously?! I'm soooo jealous. And all the work you do is for the good of everyday people. I admire you. Serious.

12:44 AM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

I love it when people use songs in their blogs!

6:43 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

Kathmandu will be a nice place me thinks, from what I have heard about it.
The one thing I can say about life in the sub continent there, it is never dull or boring. Have a safe trip.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Susan as herself said...

That sounds like great fun! Safe travels, and let us know your adventures!

11:04 AM  
Blogger KC said...

Lucia, take me with you. It sounds fabulous.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

Bob Seger...the man the myth the legend...

I so did NOT know it was spelled that way...and I'm a speller. :)

6:27 PM  
Blogger QT said...

Lucia - have the best time ever ~I am truly envious, and hope you take some amazing photos! We are in the same city so sometime when you are home we should do coffee - or wine! I would love to see where you work.

6:34 AM  

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