Well, I’ve finally got myself that cup of coffee and computer time that I’ve been craving. As well as a messy pile of stained notes and unorganized photos documenting my day-by-day account of the adventures unfolded in rural Dolpa; all to be composed and posted soon. But first, as we rewind, I’m gonna pause on Thailand and do a quick “detox camp” debriefing as it’s also a story worth sharing. And then, if we fast rewind all the way back to where the tape snaps off, you might even remember a trip to Peru, around this time last year, where I helped document a community service trip by talking to a camera and taking notes (reflections of which are posted here as well as published in the beautiful new, World Nomads Book of Travels). Well I’ve just learned that that Peru footage is now being played on National Geographic Adventure (but have yet to sort out the TV schedule) as well as many airlines in-flight programming. The man behind the camera and production, a Mr. Trent O’Donnell (pictured above), quickly became a favorite friend, and has PROMISED me that I look wise, witty and beautiful (and also that he edited the toilet bits documenting my bouts of parasite-infested intestinal disease). I have yet to see the documentary, but if you happen to catch it, do let me know if all he claims is true.
And that’s the mixed snack bag of future, past and present. Now let me get to my coffee and serving something we can actually bite into…0