For The Love Of Nepal, Vol. I
I fell truly, madly and deeply in love with Nepal. Here is part one of three lists I'll curate of this beautiful country. The first: my week in a Sangachok village in the Himalaya.
- •sunrise over the mountains. sweet mountain dew kisses on my face. take my soul, it's yours.
- •this little princess was skeptical of me. either way, she left an impression on my heart.
- •playing 'heads, shoulders, knees and toes' with these princes at the local school.
- •so much love for this view. I could stay in this village for much longer than one week.
- •chasing my baby sister, who coincidentally left school without telling anyone.. all that sass.
- •learning to make dhal. I've never sat in squat more in my entire life and I'm sure I never will (until I return to the village!)
- •namaste + swag at the kindergarten
- •pre-yoga tea ritual. the house that became our home. the one the earthquakes eventually destroyed.
- •yoga every morning on the roof of the school. every morning the Himalaya dew blessed me.
- •post-yoga breakfast. bikes. views. so much light and shade in the village: mobile phones, bikes and candle light and wood ovens.
- •learning the delicate art of petal wreath making with my baby sister.
- •the nights were all about the beers, local moonshine and all the stories and laughter. never laughed more in my life. the Nepali are so funny.
- •goodbyes are a celebration of friendship, not a commiseration of loss. I loved that our farewell was dance and song.I still bawled like a baby though.