Leeuwenhoek had stolen and peeped into the fantastic sub-visible world of little things, creatures that had lived, had bred, had battled, had died, completely hidden from and unknown to all men from the beginning of time. Beasts these were of a kind that ravaged and annihilated whole races of men ten million times larger than they were themselves. Beings these were, more terrible than fire-spitting dragons or hydra-headed monsters. They were silent assassins that murdered babies in warm cradles and kings in sheltered places. It was this invisible, insignificant, but implacable-and sometimes friendly- world Leeuwenhoek had looked into for the first time of all men of all countries. ~Microbe Hunters
Sunday, 13 April 2014
G is for Gorakshep, H is for Holi, I is for Itineraries
The night before the final leg up to Everest Base Camp, one will stay at a town called Gorakshep. It is located 5164m above sea level. Although the town has now become more "modernized" it still is home to many Sherpa people and culture.
H is for Holi, The Festival of Colours
Holi is a wonderful Hindu festival hosted in the spring. I dont know much about it, but I will be attending Holi in Little India in Toronto on the 17th of March this year. They have lots of lights, colours, dance and food and I am really looking forward to it! Imagine the celebrations to be had in a country predominantly of Hindu origin, like Nepal.
I is for Itineraries
On the internet, these days, you can really find anything. It is really helpful in planning a trip to a foreign country, like Nepal, which the language and customs are not really well known. Before going to Nepal, you can find itineraries for ANYTHING, and companies who promise English-speaking guides to help you get through your planned outing. Having an itinerary, or some sort of set boundaries is great, at least for the first little while until you find other crazy people to hang out with in the $3.00/night/person hostels.