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November 2008

Still no photos

But the adventure continues.   Life in Kathmandu has been full of great stuff.  From a fantastic Thanksgiving party attended by over 150 people, with the best turkeys ever.   Roasted in a large cast iron wok (karhai) over 150 kilos of coals, basted in it's own juices and covered with foil and wet cloths, the turkeys were the moistest I've ever had, and just as good as last year's turkey by the same chef.

Then we went off to a friend's compound outside of town in the rice patties with spectacular views from all sides.  She had a great rescue dog from Egypt.   These dogs do get around.   Then back to more dancing and cheesecake  at the Lazimpat Gallery Cafe.  We thought we had found the holy grail of good cheap pizza here in Kathmandu, but it was just a pipe dream.  More later...


Life has sure been interesting lately in this part of the world!    Luckily Mumbai is 3000 long kilometers away (at least), and the Dragon Guest House is an unlikely target in any case.  

I have so many posts I'd rather do right now.   But, being that the only internet cafe that allows me to download my photos is out of commission indefinitely, no photos today.   Though I have great ones waiting!  Promise.

Fighting broke out in the center of town here in Kathmandu on Thursday, dampening many travel plans, and there was a bandh (strike) which hampered some travel on Friday.  The Bangkok airports fiasco has stranded several people here.   Luckily we are returning via Hong Kong and don't expect any trouble except a fuller plane than usual.

I'll keep looking for an internet cafe so I can get to the good stuff!    By the way, Danger Dog orders are officially over for this trip.

Went to a great fashion show with a spectacular after party with live music and dancing on Wednesday night.   Stay tuned for that and other great stuff.  Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving.   And for those of you who worry about me -- Don't!  But thanks for the good thoughts.


This is the best part of my trip.   While tardiness is always a problem, it's even more so with less than a week to go!   But I get to pick up lots of signs, cover lots of territory, see lots of artists.   Here's what I find!

100_4651 Above from Amar.   100_4647 Above are parrots by Sabala, Hari Prasad and Sagar (clockwise from top left).  100_4652 Here's Dilip with his portrait of Obama.   100_4640 Surya letters Sabala's paintings.100_4642  Above is the work in progress of Sufraj.   I've told him to watch out for that 'Fair and Lovely' face treatment he's giving Barack.   (Fair and Lovely is the #1 face-whitening cream in Nepal.) 100_4668 And Sonu, Sabala's adopted son, holds a painting of that beautiful German Shepherd by Hari Prasad.100_4649 Inspiration is always around the corner!