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.