Sunday, 1 March 2015
DAY 300 : Heritage Kinda Day!Date: 24/02/2015
Nothing can beat a coffee in the morning next to Boudhanath Stupa! What a beautiful heritage site. The morning got even better with the company of Binod Shahi Ji and his friends from Dolpa who came to share their story with me. I will be writing about my new friends on the blog soon. Whilst I was around Boudha, I sent a quick text to Sherab, a long-time online friend and we met for coffee briefly too! I definitely love the power of the internet, makes this community so much more connected and you know, it helps :) It's not all bad in the online world. I remember chatting to Sherab and her friend Karma when they were studying in Switzerland and now they're in Canada! It's like we know each other but we don't.
Next up! Basantapur to attend the protest against the recent acid attack in Basantapur! After the protest, Rajshree and I made a quick exit to grab something to eat. Then I got a call from Shree dai. He asked if I wanted to go and see Sangita Magar, the main victim of the acid attack, I said Yes. We didn't get to see Sangita but we did meet her mother briefly. Hearing her, made me immensely sad.
I created an online GoFundMe page around midnight to support the medical costs for Sangita, the amount raised will also support Sima Basnet too... all the details are on the blog.