Once again I’m writing this months after I actually trekked. I did these two combined treks in late August and early Sept, 2004. While I was trekking, twelve Nepali’s were killed in Iraq (working for the U.S.). When I returned to Kathmandu the city was a war zone! Tanks on the street, black smoke covering the sky, Soldiers and police out in force and mobs and mobs of pissed off Nepali’s! Unfortunately they were taking out there frustration on ALL Muslims.
After a few days of curfew’s it all got back to normal, normal for Nepal anyway.
One more thing for anyone who may read this and is not on my mail list. Dengue is a country that I made up during this trip. It’s been so much fun telling people that I’m from Dengue that I had some fake flag patches made up in Kathmandu and sewed onto my backpacks. Dengue will come into play later on in this story, so I thought it necessary to point out. Enjoy…