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The drama with the kitties and then the river, the ducks, the rain and the bliss.

NEPAL | Thursday, 18 June 2009 | Views [799]

Thursday May 7th day 28

At 6am we got woken up with breakfast -each of us got 2 eggs (omlette stile) and a cup, of milk tea served in bed. What ever sweet and kindness our female host showed at the time, it changed, when she saw mama cat nursing her 3 tiny kittens on one of the beds (she was already removed the night before, but managed to bring her babies back to the same spot in the middle of the night (didn't bother us a bit....). Our host walked out and came back with a big wooden stick and started wacking mama cat hard over the head - we jumped up and guestured for her to stop, but she just would not stop - instead she flicked the little ones - as if they were rats - off the bed and under the bed one by one....with the stick of course. We were stunned and waited for her to leave, so we can find the kittens and put her back and get out of there......Gita and I later reflected that she was probably "cleaning" the room for us - looking at the nursing cats as something dirty...hard to take.

The contrast between the kindness and the brutality stayed with us for the remainder of the day.

And again - of course- around 4:30pm the rain and thunder hit, but before that, we got to swim in the Kosi (river)-it's quite warm and tropical out now. The river was pretty cold, but bearable. We washed ourselves as if we never washed before - singing and splashing with our clothes on - soaping our bodies and clothes all at the same time. It was heaven!!!

After that came the shower from the top (what else is new?)accompanied with the never ending growling sky. The ducks in the puddle seemed to be the only creatures enjoying the pour down.

We took shelter out of the rain and found a shop selling cookies and BANANAS - do you know how good bananas taste after not having them for FOREVER?? YUMMMMMMMM!!!

Only one hour before our destination: the village of Tibchaar - we got ready to continue walking in the rain - our bellies full of cookies and bananas, when, after crossing a little creek, we saw the lodge: Gothe Bazaar with a smiling, welcoming Nepali woman in front of it- another Amma - we needed one! And now I am waiting to be served my Dhal Bhat - it's just too nice here to keep going....

The room is small made out of bamboo - we all stay together in one tonight. A little pond right by the window with "singing" frogs - loud as can be....................I feel rewarded - it is all worth the trouble and the pain - what a place, what beauty, what bliss.............

Tags: in the kosi (river)

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