Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Inspires me to be fearless, she does...
A friend of mine recently did something so completely out of character that I am still in awe. Without months of planning, discussion, and the usual travel preparations, she up and took off to spend three weeks in Nepal. When I got her email ("Hi, I'm leaving tomorrow for Nepal for three weeks!") I pictured her at the Nepal Hilton sunning by the pool in Chanel sunglasses. After reading excerpts from her travel diary (and some others through email), I couldn't have been more wrong (wronger?).

She trekked. She saw burning bodies. She was violently ill. She was nearly attacked by a rogue band of monkeys...there's more, but I'll let you read (and see) for yourself.

Ida is my new idol.


  1. Huh... whuh... wait a minute???

    Is that... no... wait...

    Oh. My. It is.

    Oh my. Ida, child. Oh my. You have me tongue-tied, my new hero.

  2. Good God. Yeah, that sounds like the vacation from hell. What a brave gal!

  3. Wow, I just saw her tonight and she said the raging typhoon and lack of power made her feel right at home!

  4. Wow! How brave to travel all by yourself. That is a great travel blog by the way. All I can say is wow!

  5. "Back in Black" is the official song of our mutual admiration society, K-LO. You down with that?

    Jemima - I'd like to meet you someday.

    Jason - You're funny!

  6. "Back in Black," definitely. Because you are a BAD ASS.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...