I am writing this yak from an internet cafe in Patan. A lot has happened since we arrived in Nepal 9 days ago. I am adjusting to lots of new smells and tastes. I miss the basketball hoop at the Bhaktapur guest house, I miss my music back home, and I miss a lot of people. Despite missing everything, I am enjoying myself and everything around me. It took a couple days of reaching for my pocket out of habit, but it feels very nice to be without my phone and social media. We just finished our valley rim trek, which was amazing (although my calves are quite sore), and I am excited to meet my homestay family tonight. I started feeling sick last night, but I am staying positive. I have faith in the care I am receiving, and I know I will feel better soon.
Goodbye for now,