Hanging with Ama
Trip Start Aug 25, 2010
36Trip End Nov 23, 2010
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Where I stayed
North Face Inn
Basically, this woman is just like Hong Bin from China where we can't speak a word to each other but really enjoy each other's company and laugh a lot. I bought her a sari yesterday (10/5/10) and she began calling me daughter. Today we took the bus to a town called Beg Nas with a lake. She went over the side of road and squatted down - I squatted right next to her thinking that's where she wanted to hang out for a few minutes. She said "toilet" and we laughed hysterically. She reaffirmed that I was her "daughter" at that point. Pretty funny stuff.
The first day, I told her I was going to the bazaar and she invited herself to go with me. I was planning on walking but she was determined to take the bus, so needless to say I haven't gotten a bit of exercise in a week. Anyway, Raju was very concerned and made me promise to take care of her, which of course I did. Ends up, she talks to EVERYONE just like Hong Bin. At one point she stopped to speak with some soliders one of whom was the Nepalese George Clooney. He had this crooked smile and his little camo outfit on - I nearly fainted. I wanted to take a picture of him but I was too nervous and just stood there like a doofus with this goofy smile on my face saying "namaste". I am a child.
She wanted me to ride a motorcycle today with her on the back to the Beg Nas lake and I gave her an unequivocal "no". Raju in the morning asked if we were taking the bike and I eased his mind with saying no way - I will risk my own life on these nepali roads but not Ama's - no way jose.
The kids are cute too - Seti and Rahul. I also went to the bazaar with the wife yesterday and that woman can shop. I am unsure how to spell her name - Saddada maybe? Whatever. Basically, I have spent a week with a family and it has completely healed my illness
Ok - enough about the family - I did other things in Pokhara - paragliding and motorcycling (yes - I did it through rural Nepal where they drive on the opposite side of the street as us). I will give that another entry at a later time.