March 26th Dispatch: The road
to Namche Bazar. This road is terribly long, and
terribly steep! Not that it is really a road, but a
trail. The yaks are the cars, and the bridges are the
yield signs. Nothing to say about this day except that
we hiked all day and it was all uphill. We started at
8,500 and ended up at 11,000 feet. Arrived in Namche
and looked around the town a bit, only to find
internet access was 50 cents a minute, as opposed to
Kathmandu's 50 cents an hour. We settled into our new
home for the next 2 days, ate dinner and went to bed!
Of course after some Old Maid with the Sherpas!! Sean
March 26th, 2002: Got into Namche,
yesterday and have today to play around. Went up
and saw my first REAL look at Everest. It was
something words cannot begin to explain. It was very
emotional and very spiritual. She was peaking
out above a ridge and was so magnificent it was
Tomorrow we head about 3 hours north
and stay there for a night then head on out again.
I'm getting a touch of a head cold. But I'm
taking care of it, so i should be ok soon...
also Seth's laptop just fried, so I'm trying to get in
touch with sharp to send us a demo model or
that's about tit.... hope everything's
fine back "home" in Ohio :)
Note: This was an e-mail to us, not a
"dispatch", but since it sounds like
dispatches might be delayed, we figured we know let
you know details...