Water April 23 2009
It was most disturbing today to see a man drinking water. It wasn’t just any water, he was a thin man, partially clad in dirty clothes, couched down with a small plastic tea cup dipping into the open sewer system, drinking the dirty dark green water.
There are so many battles to fight here, what can one do?
Today I got the company motorcycle to use to get me to and from my accommodation. As usual I went out to dinner with Mohan and we didn’t leave the restaurant until about 9pm. It was dark outside and the streets were bustling with people cows and vehicles. I made it home safely, dodging all these challenges. Many objects, including people, cows, bicycles, auto-rickshaws, cars and trucks don’t use (or have) their lights at night. It’s an interesting challenge.
I went up the mountain to the highest temple with Mohan. It was great up there. A gentle breeze cooled us down and the views were wonderful. One man who spoke some English told us about the temple but mostly about how he is not satisfied with his work and is in training for a better career.
Traffic April 28, 2009
Had to stop on the road because two bulls where having a fight in the street and blocked all traffic. Then a large herd of goats stopped everyone.