Namaste! I'm back from the Himalayas! Before going to Nepal, I thought that Namaste was something only yoga instructors would say at the end of the class. But now I know that it's kinda like saying 'Hi' (gosh, could I be any more ignorant?). Hiking the Himalayan range was so grueling and taxing. It didn't help that I had not moved a muscle for the past 3 months while studying, I didn't own a pair of hiking boots and I somehow caught the flu in Korea before my trek. Let's just say that not being able to breathe through your nose while climbing 3000m in high altitudes and simultaneously having coughing fits was pretty unpleasant. Also, on day 2, I knew I should not have tried the Yak cheese. I mean it was delicious, but dairy to my belly was like...Montezuma's revenge. Despite everything, I really would do it all over again...in another 10 years when I've recovered the use of my legs, maybe. :\
I didn't want to fill this post full of pictures, but I did add the Himalayan range from the highest point of my trek on Pooh Hill at the bottom. If you're thinking of going there, feel free to ask me any questions.
My friend and I were seriously so unprepared, I'm still wondering how we even made it through. It would have helped to check the weather befprehand, because I was freezing my buns off every night.
I made a stop by Korea before heading to Nepal and it gave me so many recipe ideas to share! There's a cafe called Osulloc, that specializes in all things related to Tea. I was in heaven! They sold this Matcha milk tea spread, which was so divine that I just wanted to spread it all over my body. I'm pretty sure this cafe will come to LA, because we have all the best food chains come to Koreatown (Sorry for anyone not living in LA :P). But until then, I've made my own version of it.
A version of this article by MissHangryPants.com. Photo by MissHangryPants.com.