|What a cool picture right?|
E took that one...
So I do not know if you have to google Nepal, but it is really know for its outdoor extreme activities, like trekking, bungee jumping, and white water rafting. Since there were no extra strength, extra long rubber bands or rapids at Gokarna, we settled on a nice little trek, that I think most would really call a hike, or it was rather slow, so maybe it could even be defined as a stroll in the woods. We walked up to the front desk to book our hike and they handed E this little teeny tiny bottle and called it "medicine." Eric pointed at me and said, "just don't tell her that." At which point I immediately began to pay attention and started to ask questions.
"Medicine for what?"
"For the leeches Mam, it is rainy season."
"Are we going in water?"
"No Mam, they are in the mud."
(Namaste my ass I am not going where any leeches are...)
E got the death stare and then I remembered, I am in Nepal, it is cool, I can handle any of this let's hit the trails and if there are any issues we have our trusty guide, Amit. So I rubbed the medicine onto my legs, shoes, ankles, and then I double dipped for more, there will not be any little blood suckers on my precious limbs. (If you have read past posts you will remember that I have had encounters with these little buggers before) So we set out of our rainy hike.
We walked out on the slippery golf course and up into the lower trails of the hills. It was a misty morning and I was feeling quite sprite and happy after my yoga session so we walked and chatted with Amit, as he practiced his English. About 10 minutes into the hike he stopped us and did a leech check. Everyone came out with a clean bill of health and we continued on in hopes of spotting deer and monkeys. Well I was hoping, E has a phobia with monkeys, but then again I have one with leeches so I told him to suck it up.
We saw this:
|So we did not actually get any pics of monkeys|
on the hike but this is from our room.
And here we are scared of the monkeys (I was just pretending but I think E was definitely ready to get out of there):
|Hide and seek from the Monkeys and Leeches|