After about 25 days staying in Kathmandu and about 45 days in Nepal fanally today I will leave here with too much memory from this beautiful land and nice friends which I found here from all over the world. when I arrived to Kathmandu I didnt feel good and just I liked to get of from this crazy city and specially crazy area(Thamel),but 25 days staying here was enugh to make root and grow on this land,such a tree and tonight I am going to cut all roots and leave.it is part of my trip and also part of life,leaving and leaving and leaving....there is no place for you to live for ever and everything is passing and just you have to accept it.
After near 20 days in Kathmandu I am getting use to live there and it is worth on the way and it is good training to be somewhere for long time after afew month trip and having normal life. always making root and cuting them helped me to be more stronger and now again I am in the same situation. during a few month befor just I used to leave everyone and now everyone is leaving me and just I have to see and be patient.it is part of trip and actually is part of life and again I am practising that.
Finaly yesterday I could do my job which is planting tree.during staying in Kathmandu several time I intended t do it and sometime I tried to find a school to plant tree ,but always just in front of school I felt that it isnt place to do and just I came back in all of them and I let it to happen by itself.
A few days before I went to my friends company and just he knew about my project and I found that he is trying to help by himself. he said that they have a hostle and they care about childrens who has born in prison and they help them to have education and place to live and ....and then he said that if you like we can plant tree in their hostle.
Today is the first day of spring and by the same day Persian calendar is going to new year and it means that today is the first day of new year in Persian countries and specially Iran.New year is one the most important and lovely holydays in Iran as I think everywhere is and in Iran we have special celebration for new year.
People in Iran are used to be in their home and with their family in time of new year and waiting for sound of treditional music for changing year and then kiss eachother and give them sweet and pray to have a good new year.in Iran we make a special table for new year and we put 7 things with "S" on it pluss red fish on a glass and Hafez(a book of poet) and quran .you can read more about Persian new year Celebration here"Norooz"
Last night we had a meeting with 7 cyclist in a small restaurant in Thamel.it was great.it was the first time that I had a dinner with many cyclist and everyone had too much story.but it is by it self in nothing intresting and just something happened there which were amazing and unexpectable. world is too small.
A few days have passed from when I arrived to Kathmandu and alsmost I did nothing,just I prefer to rest and recover myself,due to as I told I had a little bit could and I lost much enerjy and just I needed to rest and eat as well to give my body enerjy back to follow and have a good performance.withing this time I spent most of time with Saul who has a tato of tree in his arm.that is very nice to find a guy from different cultur and religion,but complatly the same and it is great chance for me.
As I told I took the first room which I have seen and I was no happy with.it was very dirty and dark and I didnt feel comfortable there, so a day after in the morning I decided to cahnge the room and go to another guest house due to I have to stay here about one week or more and it is important to be in calm place to save enerjy.in some trip like mine which it will take much time one of the most important factor to achive goal is avoiding everything which can make you tired and exhosted,so just you have to balance yourself and keep your self in good mood.
When I left Pokhara it was almost noon and I had to bike to other town which has a junction to Chitwan.the way to Katmandu is about 200km and it is almost plain road and also easy but the way which I had choosen was about 350km and also a little bit more defficult due to its up and down. but I choosed it just due to I liked to visit Chitwan ,and I didnt deside to go inside and just I wanted to visit Chitwan and biking in lowland jungle...
I have been in Tehran for a long time which is absolutely not my style. It is getting too much and I am ready to leave now. I should start standing on my own feet and move on to create something. Hardly I can create something while I am stuck somewhere. Tonight I am going to pack to stat cycling through Iran.
Up to March 9 Current location : Tehran _ Iran KMs cycled : 65470 km Days on the road : 26950` Countries I have cycled : 52 School visited : 193 Workshops in schools : 536 Trees planted : 1221 Next destination : Cycling through Iran... Longest distance in one day : 318.8 km Next Event : Looking for