Rafting on the Trisuli was a blast. It wasn’t exactly as wild as the River Wild rapids or anything, but one of the French guys on our raft was easily on par with Kevin Bacon in terms of obnoxiousness (even his Hollow Man role).
Speaking of Hollow Man, yes I did just watch that film on our Indian cable. The availability of dozens of channels of Indian cable was a pleasant surprise – we didn’t know our apartment came with that and it’s been fun discovering the odd lineup of entertainment on that network. Last night there were four episodes of Game of Thrones, with random DVD special features thrown in between episodes. It’s like they got hold of a one-season box set up at Indian cable headquarters and just hit PLAY ALL for the night.
Top 6 Indian Cable features so far:
6. Fashion TV. Fell in love with in in K-stan. 24 hour runway shows set to the most fantastic electronica.
#5. Prequels and Sequels. You’d better have already seen the original, because this movie channel only shows the before and after stories.
#4. HBO. Inaccurate subtitles and weird censoring policies, but HBO.
#3. LOUD SPORTS. It’s an unreasonably loud sports network that’s one channel above all the movie channels. Unless you follow cricket, its main purpose is to shock you out of your channel surfing daze and alert you to the fact that you are exiting the movie channels.
#2. Access Bollywood. Shahrukh Khan every other video + Bonus: Cartoon animals dancing Bollywood at bottom of screen.
#1. 24 hour yoga channel. Camera is fixed on a traditional Indian yogi. All. Day. Long.
As most friends probably know, I’m not a big follower of many TV programs. But you, Indian cable, are awesome.
Unfortunately, none of the photographs the rafting guide took include the Frenchman. He was only with us on day one of the trip, and then he and his brother continued downriver to Chitwan, the area of Nepal where you can go on safari and see black rhinos and tigers and what not.
Stay tuned for: Scenes from my first day of work today – That’s right, I finally got a job! This blog is now authored by the Program Director for a U.S.-based nonprofit called Volunteer Nepal. Similar structure to Peace Corps, but only in Nepal and not gov’t affiliated. And now instead of being the volunteer in the field, I’m the gal in the office doing logistics and recruiting and what not. I start in an hour, so wish me luck!