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the Nepal Diaries: Day 1 (of 30)

JULY 22, 2011 [transcribed from my travel journal] My journey to Kathmandu: Newark  > fly 8 hours to Zurich > layover for 4 hours > fly 7 hours to New Delhi > layover for 8 hours > fly 1 hour to Kathmandu! I’m going to be laying over for almost as long as I will be flying for!  What a crap deal!  But what can I do?  I pushed purchasing the tickets until I had raised the money and even then, my busy schedule forced me to have Danielle purchase my tickets for me! But onward.  Today was such a crazy day, even leading up til takeoff.  I can’t believe I didn’t even get a chance to breathe until I sat down.  I know that I couldn’t have done it without Mom…she totally pulled through for me.  She didn’t get critical of me, but just jumped in and started helping.  I watched Limitless, Lincoln Lawyer, Just Go With It, and Hall Pass…all pretty good!  I’ve really enjoyed my flight.  Zurich airport was pretty scenic and so is Delhi; very clean and modern!  I think I slept for 2 hours in Zurich, a few hours on the flight to Zurich, and most of the flight to Delhi.  I probably got a full night’s sleep and it’s been about 22 hours by now since I first took off.  Th e Swiss Air food was impressive.  “Snack” was pizza and ice cream and chocolate!  And dinner was Indian rice and veggies and potatoes; not shabby at all and piping hot! So, Tish said that I’m going to touch these people and I’m going to grow so much.  Josh said I’m in for the adventure of my life.  Kal said I’m making a difference in this world.  Pastor George has been praying for me.  Pastor Adam says this is going to be a great trip for me.  Auntie Sandy came out of the blue and supported me, as did Mari and so many others.  I’m riding on the wings of all my supporters right now.  It’s by God’s grace that I’m even here right now, not having forgotten any crucial items, not having over packed, having slept, eaten, and traveled well.  Thank you.  Almost there!