India / Nepal

Well, After spending some time in the holy city of Varanasi, India, I decided to head north to a place where the weather was not 42 degrees and dusty. Varanasi was great though. I studied the Sitar and made some amazing friends... I couldn't bring myself to take a dip in the Ganges though...

After seeing the carcasses of cows, goats and dogs floating in the river, I don't care to increase my karma that bad, although thousands of locals find it just fine to bathe there everyday... My journey north took me across the Indo-Nepali border into the Katmandu Valley. I will spend a few days here doing some trekking and visiting various temples and shrines. It is nice to be at a higher elevation where the air is cleaner and the temperature is pleasant. I have spent the last few days in Southern Nepal bathing with elephants and visiting some remote villages in the Chitwan Region. The people here seem to smile more than in India...