Monday, July 5, 2010

into the monsoon

Off to Kathmandu!

Well my friends, I'm off to Kathmandu. I'll have limited access to the internet for a month, but if I happen to find myself around a computer with some spare time, I'll be sure to let you know how I'm doing and what I'm up to. I've packed my camera, sketchbook and drawing tools to document the trip— hopefully there will be some breaks in the monsoon rain so I can get a range of images— I suspect I'll have a lot of tea house drawings. I still can't quite believe that I'm actually going to be standing on soil I only dreamt of, breathing in mountains and valleys that seemed so far out of my reach. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'll be volunteering at a school in a town between Kathmandu and Pokhara. I can't wait to meet the students, and I'm looking forward to meeting my host family. I have little idea of what to expect, but I'm really excited. I'll be back in Istanbul sometime in August, so until then dear friends, I'm signing off.

Have a harika summer!


Liz Steel said...

have a wonderful time and can't wait for your sketches and photos. I for one will be happy with tea room sketches!?!

black bear cabin said...

safe travels to you...and i look forward to hearing about your adventures when you return :) (with lots of photos of course) !!!

travelingsuep said...

Have an amazing adventure. I look forward to seeing both sketches and photos in the future.

Chris Menice said...

Have a great time! I look forward to hearing about your adventures and seeing your wonderful photos.