Another Saturday night in Kathmandu.
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I woke up in fright this morning to the cleaning lady body slamming on my door asking to clean my room.. I struggled to pull out one earplug and instinctively yelled out “No thank you!” . When someone responded in the hallway with a “what?” I realized that it was not the cleaners knocking on my door but just general construction happening within the building.. This is usually my morning..
Now, it’s 1 am and Baba walked me half way home. I was at a friend’s place today/night. Another night of singing, laughing, story telling, travel telling. A pleasant evening in it’s own right.
It starts raining after we’ve sung happy birthday to another traveler.. It’s the first time it’s rained since my arrival to Nepal and I’m surprised it’s not snowing because it’s quite cold.
Baba is an alpha male dog that lives at my friend’s guest house. Him and his ‘lady’, Seti, follow me for quite some time where there is only a slight amount of light coming from the moon that is blanketed by clouds.. His girl takes off and he follows me when I call his name. He follows me to a point where I know where I am and he gets distracted by other smells and whatever goes through a dog’s mind.
The streets are empty on this Saturday night but at this point the glowing lights leftover from New Year’s illuminate my path.
There’s no one in sight. It’s a peaceful fast paced walk back to my place.
I make it home.
I hope Baba and Seti made it home out of harms way..
They are the first dog’s that I’ve ever pet out here. I really don’t have the blind trust that I used to with animals. Especially monkeys.
Everyone keeps asking if I’ve been to the Monkey temple. I always giggle at this as I say in my head “yeah right an entire compound filled with rabid blood hungry beasts., where do I sign up?” Anyway, I tell them I’m not a big fan of monkeys. They tell me I must put that feeling aside as this temple is supposed to be the most breathtaking structure to grace our planet. They don’t get it. They say they usually carry sticks when the monkeys start to get aggressive.. This doesn’t make me feel better about visiting the temple..
Okay ‘droopy eyes’ are kicking in. I’ve had another wonderful day and can honestly say that each day keeps getting better than the last.