My travels are over, and my realisation that my blog is at a standstill is hovering above me like a grey cloud. What’s the point of this blog/site, if there isn’t anything new right?.
I’ve returned home to Sydney, but not home to my surroundings. My things are in boxes, and im not in my former space. Sometimes it still feels like im living out of a suitcase. Only with more clothes, the love and care of my family and friends, and this time.. I am able to drive to any destination at any given time that i feel like.
Over my 7 months, i have gone forwards, backwards, stood still and put in situations id never thought i would experience. Among these three countries that i stayed in (Malaysia, Singapore and Nepal), the newest and most culturally different, was Nepal. It is said that this country changes a person, their minds and their future. Walking around thamel, i have seen many a lone visitors scribbling away in their journals. And i often wondered what brought them to Kathmandu. Although Nepal is laid back, chilled and relaxed. The chaotic traffic and people in ktm make up for it. They love their food and are colourful in celebrations.
My time in ktm saw the Cold nights, the hot days, the no rain, the no fuel, the bandhs and the no constitution. In saying that, I really enjoyed the 20mins drive out of the city to have the most extraordinary change in scenery. The mountains on a good day, were seen beautifully on the terrace, just looking beyond the concrete city. The people i met were warm and friendly, making it that little bit easier to transition into the culture during my stay.
Swayambhu, my surroundings for 4 months.
<3 xx S