Photo by Jeff Clark for Apolis Activism
By Shea Parton
Car sickness hit Cole from an ambitious and windy hour in the truck bed on the way to the base of our 27 mile climb of the central Terai mountains but a 7am street stand breakfast was waiting for us. No fork or knife, a Nepali breakfast of beans and hard boiled eggs has to be eaten with your hands. It's unreal to be sharing classic stories with Cole while overlooking the Kathmandu valley and Himalayan mountain range. Somewhere between exhaust pipe overdose, 6,600 feet elevation, and some rugged street food, Cole ended up showing us everything he had for breakfast. We wrapped up the day around 4pm as our rental car (that came with a driver..."This Is Nepal!") rolled us back into the city for an anticipated two hour drive that gridlock traffic turned into four. Tomorrow brings more Bandh strike, more headaches with customs, and some quality time with Citta’s Prakash Bhurtel (Source: Dec. 2).