having a bit of a modern sterilized-Star-Wars-space-bar experience in the Singapore airport as I wander through all the high end shops filled with very expensive stuff I don’t need (really?! a $2600 handbag? does anyone need that?) amongst the new trendy businessmen in skinny jeans, pointy shoes and fitted jackets with spikey ‘baby dinosaur
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Oh Nepal, I love you so.

Started the long journey home. Was it the road construction? that turned a 5 hour bus ride to Kathmandu into 10 hours? I only saw one guy digging one hole & trying to fill it up as we drove past right over it. Sigh. Then for some reason the bus didn’t go to the bus
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DickiDanda and danishes

  Matt Cone of KarmaFlights.org invited us to join them in a ceremony at the school near DickiDanda, and to attempt to fly home via The Green Wall. This is another great site, and all the paragliders used to disrupt the kids at the school – so much so that the kids would cut class
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    and a great adventure it was! Started hiking up countless stone steps under a full moon to the village, where we found a house to crash at. We slept in the patio (with the cows?!-they are tied up, aren’t they?) and they made us some Dal Baht (sp?) that night, and some hard
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    ladies night in Pokhara…. met up with Bella and the gals (mainly to plan our next adventure) and closed down the Busy Bee. The band was hard rock complete with skinny jeans and BIG hair that they dizzingly swooshed around. Hilarious. Bummed I didn’t bring my camera to take a video to show
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    so this should be interesting…. today is a bahnda (sp?), or forced shut down of all busses/taxis etc to protest Nepal’s first elections coming up. Hmmm not sure I quite understand… but we have a front row seat. We are still going flying today, but instead of hopping on a $2 paragliding bus,
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    Change of plans – not going to California for the month of November like I thought. Turns out I didn’t have a boyfriend anymore when I got off the Grand Canyon.  The cyber genious actually sent me a flirty text with a picture of some panties hanging in his bedroom- except they weren’t
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Hell Yeah Grand Canyon!

  Wow how lucky were we to put on the Grand Canyon 30 hours before the government shutdown! So sublime, and different every time. Such a fun group of people, we even had two, count them, two costume nights. Not just a crush, but I have a love afair with the reflections….. Everyone from the
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Glow in the dark bocci balls? Check. Solar panel for charging camera batteries? Check. Costumes for two dress up nights? Check. Grand Canyon- here I come!        

I love the art, the collective creativity, and all the beautiful people you meet, whether for a fleeting moment or friendships that last a lifetime…. I’ts like visiting a different planet……….