Posting this update just to take advantage of the free WiFi connection (pleasantly surprised, I must admit) in this moving bus that is taking me to Leeds. Left London- the city and the crowd and the buildings- about two hours ago, now I can see a lot of windmills on both sides of the highway. Many small villages/settlements and lot of green fields and small hilltops.
Today I crossed a river. Twice. On a packraft. By myself of course. It was fun. A bit scary. But it was all okay. Crossing back was challenging. But I did it. Considering it was one of Nepal’s big rivers, I feel my performance, first ever, was not that bad. A video of my little adventure sometime at the end of this week.
I have realized in the past two months that research, the empirical one, is not my cup of tea. I am fine with reportage, in-depth article and long form writing (non-fiction). But I do not enjoy a bit of the scientific method of data gathering, analyzing (quantitative) and presenting them in an organized manner. Respect to all scientific researchers out there but, given a chance, I would happily opt out of the business of empirical research. I think I like quoting people much more than citing them.
I love moonlit nights. Especially when the area I am living is submerged in darkness because of a scheduled power cut. I like to see clear sky too. This evening I can see stars, some of them are brighter than others.
Mornings in Kathmandu are still cold. And foggy too. Visibility was very low today.