I have removed this blog following some feedback. It was a creative/imaginative piece, characturing and exaggerating in an ironic way various types of people I have encountered over the years, and loosely based on an experience with some people who were very hospitable and kind to us in Kathmandu.
The height of our ambition today was Mount Everest. We got up early to be collected from our hotel in downtown Kathmandu. The city which had been teeming with colour and life just a few hours earlier was now shut in and sleeping tight behind grey roller blinds.
I arose before dawn to see the sun rise over the Himalayas. I’ve always wanted to write that. It sounds like a diary entry from some brave adventurer. And so it is. Life is one big mountainous adventure after all.
The snowy shark fins of the Himalayas peek through the fluffy white clouds as we fly towards Kathmandu. As high as our plane, these mountains stand head and shoulders above any other place on earth, dominating the peculiar but enthralling state of Nepal.