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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Annapurna part two
Well I wasn't prepared for alpine this was true but never in my wildest dreams did I think it was going to hail?!?!?! And oh did it hail for like 3-4 hours and make my hiking through a muddy forest a lot more interesting...
It was so beautiful to watch, but many people at the lodge were also a bit upset as it was time consuming... My fellow trekkers all used their 3-4 hours very differently: one whiped out his Economist and started reading about the economic flight that the world is in the middle of over coming, another decided to comense the drinking with a couple bottles of beer, yet another decided to feast on the Nepalese delicacies of french fries and a hamburger-all the while complaining the tomato sauce in Nepal was too sweet and there were the porters and guides in the corner sipping on their milky-sweet Napalese chai. I just watched the hail through the backdrop of that magnificent mountain in awe.
Well I didn't make it to base camp...seeing as I would have two more days hiking up to more cold and steaper hauls. But I made it as far to see this incredible view and I would say it was worth it!
A worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was: "Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?" The survey was a huge failure... In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant. In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant. In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant. In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant. In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant. In South America they didn't know what "please" meant. And in the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant.