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Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Let me tell you about a story about the fish bone that was caught in a Faire Maiden’s throat for three days, and nobody, but nobody, would take her to the clinic to have it removed.

She was having dinner at a friend of her parents, who thoughtfully invited her. Fried fish was served as an appetizer. It had many bones in it, as Nepali’s do not filet their fish, they cook the whole thing, and suffer with the bones. [read on]

Update on the visa.

Thursday, October 27th, 2005


Well, it was a five day process, going to the Nepali Immigration office, a couple of times, so that you can get the information you need, and then go back to at least have them start the process, and then go back and pretend like you’ve never been there before, but they remember you and they don’t want to tell you which new line on the new form needs to be updated before any paper work starts. And then they tell you that you Uncle has to come because his signature has to be verified.

But I got my 12 month, multiple entry visa. Why? Because I got it like that.

Technically, it’s a relations visa, which means that because my family is Nepali and also resides in Nepal, I pay $5USD/month for a visa, up to a year. It was a bit of a hassle, because my Uncle and I mistakenly thought that our paperwork we made 2 years ago, when I applied for the same Relations Visa. WRONG.
I had to get this Relations Certificate which proves my kinship with my Uncle. I had to go to city hall and get that. I did that yesterday. Luckily, we have friends that work in city hall, or also known as Nagarpalika. I don’t know if that is spelled correctly.

I paid $120 for a 12 month visa and multiple re-entry visa.

Thank god.


Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
Check it, ya'll, manche haru (peoples), I just drove for the first time in the crazy streets of Kathmandu!!! I am so proud of myself because in all my years of coming to Nepal, I didn't think I'd ever want to, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Visa Issues

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
Well, it's always a trip dealing with any beuracracy. And it sucks that I haven't learned more Nepali. I have to get another visa, so that I can stay longer in Nepal. My tourist visa runs out tomorrow, and ... [Continue reading this entry]


Tuesday, October 25th, 2005
It's day five without water at the house. Our water is pumped into a tank that is on top of one of our roofs. My cousin Ajey's room is underneath the tank, and his roof is getting renovated ... [Continue reading this entry]