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Monday, January 11, 2010

The Situation

In the timeless words of Murphey -- if it can go wrong, it will. Taplejung is on its 14th day of a Maoist "Band" -- strike. This is a more strickly enforced than the Band in KTM yesterday. It is to the point that trucks delivering food have not been able to get to the District Headquarters and people are starving. This should not affect our trek -- we are taking a 24hour "night bus" to Basantpur and then trekking up to Phakumba but it does deter plans to visit the Headquarters.

Tomorrow, Suman is taking his driving test practical. David and I are going to SWC, picking up rice, dal, sugar, and tea, and preparing for our 2:00 bus ride. It will be our last access to internet for some time -- so we'll try to post again in the morning.


  1. Hey Guys,
    If you get this before you leave, have a lot of fun. Also be safe. Sage thank you for the email about the JV tournament, it was nice. I found out the next day I am covered with bruises, but the win was so worth it. I hope you guys are able to accomplish all of your goals and that all works out in your favor. Have a great time and meet some cool people.
    P.S. Sage, I can't wait to see your pictures and hear the stories when you get back. It sounds like you guys are starting off well. Love you.

  2. I wish you all luck! I can't wait to trade your stories of these experiences with mine when I come back from abroad. Take care(well, David and Sage... Suman might be able to fend for himself :-P)!

    Be well and see y'all next september,