If I had to describe my volunteer experience in Nepal in just a few words, of course you would hear the proverbial, movie-like phrases such as “Life changing”, “Memorable and Rewarding”, “Riveting”, “Two-thumbs up with Dal Bhaat!” etc.
However, I can also describe the often day-to-day rituals and and unusual scenarios that I have experienced as eerily similar to “Alice in Wonderland”.
And the best part is (after getting used to it all), is that “I will actually miss it!” ah HAAA, the roller coaster rides on the 26 bus, the morning alarm-clock-like horkings, the cue-jumping, the simplistic head-nods, the evening chorus of the canine choir, the sharing of the side-walk with the random street cow, and much more!
There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter. Which luckily I am.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Movie plug: here is link to the movie trailer of the upcoming motion picture.
Oh indeed, what an adventure it was… I definitely want to jump on that ride again.