Ladies and Gentleman while I am heading to Nepal to do the Everest Base Camp Trek, I will not be able to update my blog till end of May. In the meanwhile you sit back and enjoy this stop motion video from the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park in Malaysia.
I sincerely hope I will be able to haul myself up all the way to the Everest Base Camp. When I come back I reassure you I would tell you all the tales from Malaysia and Nepal. So see you all then.
For today’s Skywatch I present two dusk pictures that I clicked yesterday while coming back from Kuala Lumpur to Delhi. I often try to get a window seat on the planes so that I can click pictures. I try to guess which side A or K (or whatever is the window configuration for that particular plane) would present a better view. And I often get it wrong. For example sun was setting on the A side while I had a K seat.
Then there was turbulence. Yesterday there were very high winds over Delhi and a while before landing our Boeing 777 was tossed around like a 2X2 turbo prop! Thankfully it lasted for a short while. But the two men behind my seat started saying we had it and this plane was going down, though they were laughing all along. It wasn’t too scary but I had never experienced such a big plane being thrown around which such ferocity.
And finally I an heading to Nepal tomorrow to do my Everest Base Camp trek. I was o T3 (the international airport in Delhi) yesterday and I am going to be there tomorrow. But I am realizing that I like my trips to be a little more spaced out. As of now my head is still stuck in Malaysia, I am physically in Delhi and I have to plan for going to Nepal. It is all so confusing. But then after all it is time to have tryst with the Everest Base Camp and I am looking forward to it. I sincerely hope I will be able to haul myself all the way up there.
Time to say bye bye to Malaysia. I had a great time at Kuala Lumpur with the MITBCA. Wish I had a few more days to spend here. But the Everest Base Camp plan was a long standing one, and after eating all the Malaysian food, I really need to trek. So here are two images of the Petronas Twin Towers to sign off from Malaysia.
I met some incredible people at the conference and had a great time as a presenter and moderator and conducting one of the workshops. Malaysian audience is very respectful and Malaysian students (particularly girls) very quiet. I managed to have a seat with a few of them at one of the lunches and it was great to be able to get some local shopping recommendations from them.
Once again i wish I had a few more days in Malaysia but then it is Nepal and Everest Base Camp calling now.
It seems that Malaysians are very passionate about their food. The three days that I have spent here, I must have gained five kilos. I am glad I am going to the the Everest Base Camp trek after this, hopefully I will lose some of this weight. The food in the picture was clicked at the China Town in KL. Non-vegetarian food is the preferred one but as a vegetarian I have done fine.
What I am worried about is the amount of food I am consuming particularly sweets. I think I have polished off two full plates of sweets, a plate of pasta, some rice and fruits and more rice and more sweets. When I talk to the people here they say they are very fond of food and they have to have various meals, so they think I am behaving normally. Looks like I am picking up the habit. And to top it off I drink the tea without sugar, as if it would make any difference! At the same time I am craving for another of those cakes.
I wish I had a few more days in Malaysia! It is too soon to say goodbye.