WHAT THE FOG
I’m too tired to translate the Dutch article I wrote about Nepal. Still, to give you an idea I’ll do it in bullets. I’m probably doing you a favor too. People are too busy, even in Nepal where they drive like mad men to win 5 minutes. Aside from that, there are pictures to back up the story of a special ride in one of my favourite countries ever.
- Started of with a ‘superfog’ (2000 km) kicked my ass. Cold, wet, no sun for 9 days straight.
- Confronting myself with a different reality, poor kids working, was a good wake up call. I shouldn’t bitch about the fog. Conclusion: It’s all relative. Rewire your brain.
I love the Himalay, always have. Worked there, traveled there, magic place.
- Decided to cycle to Muktinath on a fully packed road bike. Muktinath is a holy place deep in the Annapurna.
- Dog attack made me fall. Pain in my back.
- Tough ride but amazing! Big sacrifice, big rewards.
- I met a special guy in Nepal. A Nepali cyclist who had been cycling for 11 years to cycle for peace. I have an idea to get him back on track. Hopefully it will work.
POWERGIRL FROM NETHERLANDS
Been cycling with a powergirl in Nepal for a month. That’s what I do, people can cycle a stretch with me if they want. They can do it for charity or do it for themselves. Either way is good.
- We cycled for a women project in the mountains. Read about that here.
- We raised about 400 medical packages.
- The mountains were tough on her but she did well, very well.
- She gave me the finger when she cycled a crazy day up and up those mountains. Loved it :)
- She got inspired. Obviously. If you allow it, something happens. Can’t be learned in school or a workshop.
- Let it go and it will come.
- CHECK THE NEPAL PICS
- Through Varanasi and Bangkok it is now time for cycling in countries like Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodja or Laos. How, what, where, when? I have no idea. Life decides.
- What already is decided however, is that Rob, a guy from the Netherlands, will cycle with me in Thailand and Laos. He’ll be arriving in Bangkok mid May. Excited I am.
I appologize not writing a full article in English but I’m just not up for it now. This cycling thing can get pretty intense. I miss my own place. Last but not least, on behalf of the Nepali mountain women and myself. Thanks Simonette! And easy or not, keep on flowing.