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The combination of three nationalities was starting on May 23, 07
You say "Hello" , We say
Sa - Sawaddee (me, Thai)
Gut - Guten Tag (Friend, Swiss)
Te - Namaste (Nepaleses, Nepal)
Ok, Sagutte Nepal
Since i came back to bangkok, one week later i had a plan for the second trip already. I'm not rich. But Nepaleses have made my heart so rich!
From Suwannabhum Airport in Bangkok, started travelling alone with Thai Airways, direct flight to Kathmandu.
From the best Airport in Asia to the local airport which is look like a local office in THailand more than. What i recognized was no need to make it more beautiful with luxury decorations. Doesn't has to build it in a hurry to make the country looks more cool by corruption tax. People come here to see the beautiful country not the beautiful airport. They come to sleep in the cities not in the airport. If inside country is beautiful, they come anyway even just to stay overnight in a place that has only roof.
After stepped on Nepal, the wind has made my face went numb.
Namaste Nepal, nice to meet you!
At the immigration division, the officers told me to stand in Napalese line, haha, no thanks, I'm Thai, I'm Thai. Outside, many Napaleses were waiting for their families, friends and lovers but did not see even a shadow of my friend yet. I passed them safely but since i stopped, the taxi drivers came to me imediately. I tried to walk away but met one nice guy, taxi driver, spoke good english and told me to take me in to town just 300 rupees. (300?? I heard just only 200 to kathmandu) No thanks, i will wait for my friend. He didn't give up but waited with me and suggested many places that i should go. Then the driver got a plan, he told me "Ok, you wait for him until 2 o'clock and if he's not show up, come with me.
Relieve, you came at last. Namaste!!!
We walked to Pasupatinat. It's close to the airport. Friend took me there to have welcome tea : Ducha. Ducha is milk tea. The colour is like chocolate but its taste is milk tea. It's like a national beverage in Nepal which you can see every 3 meters!! Ducha is brewed by boiling tea dust with equal parts milk and water with heaps of sugar and a bit of ginger or cinnamon.
I was excited with the way the tea maker did. I will not talk about the sanitation. Water to make tea might be water supply which poured from the old plastic tank. The tea maker? , I just saw him scrathed his ass!! I have read Nepal travel books and they said bring Iodine or take an injection before come here but i did not do any single thing. Ok, if i had to die, die! My friend came here before a month ago but he's still alive. So will i. Ducha was poured in a glass which just washed in a tank which has many many used glasses in there. Errr, uncle are you sure i can drink? (I thought) but as he knew my mind, he smiled and nodded. My friend? he drank a half of it without hesitating already. Ok, it might be tasty! Cheers!!!
Hmmmm.....nice! Fresh and smooth! In a little bit cold weather, got something warm to warm up myself was better.
First lesson that i have learned from Nepal. To do thing don't think too hard. Because you might have not do it or too late to do it. If i was hesitating, the tea might be too cold and tasteless.
Uncle, can i have one more? :D