sun salutations

9 Dec

Namaste travel lovers,

Recently some new people have signed up for my blog! To an author who views 60 site visits as encouragement 4 additional subscribers is a bonanza.
Welcome, I’m honored 🙂

Right, so I’m back in Nepal. Getting across that Indian border without the appropriate paperwork deserves its own movie — unfortunately I don’t have the time (or resources) so I am taking a page from my clever friend Seth, jotting down a few notes, and trusting my memory:

humanity, border guards with guns, dust, tea time, 5 re-gifted friendship bracelets, 2 bunnies — one blue one red, an orange chain of flowers (for scooty), and then I found $50.

My high-school math teacher taught me to add that last part. I think it helps.

To compensate for being cryptic here is a photo of me from a different epic day:

Several hours old (left) and really happy about my new shirt (right)

Several hours old (left) and really happy about my new shirt (right)

This picture was taken when I was on my way up (up up) a mountain to reach the Lama of Timure, a memorable experience which included peeling garlic for 4.5 hours and giving me a notable penchant for the stuff. Several weeks later I was in Pokarah, ironically reading Breakfast of Champions (for those of you who care), and casually chewing on raw garlic when a beggar approached me asking for food. I offered her the garlic in my hand which she scoffed at disgustedly and proceeded to ask for something else. But, like my father says, “if you’re not hungry enough for carrots than you’re not hungry enough for cookies”. Or, fire up the barbeque and throw down some fritos, I like mine with grill marks on ’em.
That last joke’s not for everyone.

Here is another weird/poor-person thing I did with food:

Natural hot-springs?  I brought my own oatmeal.

Natural hot-springs? I brought my own oatmeal.

To change the subject entirely, and falling under the only-relevant-if-you-know-me category, I have decided to be an elephant (possible name Elefurnt?) at this years convention. You know the one. I started putting together my ears this morning.

k, that’s all I’ve got.
Life is what you make of it and I’m making myself an elephant.

3 Responses to “sun salutations”

  1. Andrew B. Travis December 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    OMG, soooo happy to hear from you and to read the new post. Very fun, but I don’t remember that carrot thing. However, there maybe one or two other things I have said that I don’t remember. Have I told you that before? Anyway, how are the 5 Fingers holding up? Have a mailing address yet? Loved seeing that pic of you with awe on your face. What happened to the four-legged kid?

    • Sammi Travis December 23, 2013 at 2:28 am #

      Loved this comment. Thanks for the new fingers.
      Love you.

  2. cef December 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Shout outs! I feel like the hotspring oatmeal idea would result in under-cooked over-proteined soggy oats and a shitty hot spring. Regardless we need more info

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