Everything is lilac. Lavenders, aubergines,so many different purples surround me here. From the energy surrounding me to the buildings I walk by daily, I feel it all around me. Sorry I’m getting so hippy dippy on you. But Kathmandu is having that awakening effect me. Despite the pollution, endless cars honking and dog poop everywhere, I love it here.
I’ve been meeting some amazing people here. Very laid back folks that are trekking the Himalayas to those taking their time exploring, it’s somewhat of a backpackers paradise.
Masala tea, Momo’s (dumplings) and the people make everything worth scratching out my SE Asia plan.
I’ve been in Kathmandu for about 9 days. Been exploring the city and took a few days and went to a Yoga retreat, where I met some heart warming folks as well. The mid afternoon talks with tea and toast were highlights of the retreat as well as the Yoga Stretching, Meditation and spa treatments (Hair oil massage, body massage and steam box). Yea, it was okay 🙂 If you’re every in Kathmandu the Himalaya International Yoga Retreat is a good place to go to press pause on a few things and meet some pretty stupendous people.
Also 95% of the people I have met know what a Native American is! Which is nice that I don’t have to explain who I am awkwardly with hand signals.
It’s also interesting because I’m asked about 10 times a day if I’m Nepali or if my parents are Asian. I usually say no, then I get “Are YOU sure?!” I usually just smile. Or they say “Same, Same.”
Although I am not Nepali, it’s nice to be accepted as one of them and feel I belong somewhere, even if it’s just for 30 days.

♥The Clash- Train in Vain♥

Swayambhunath also known as Monkey Temple is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world.
One of the Holy Monkey’s with its baby under the eyes of Buddha
Overview of Patan
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square
K-Vita from Switzerland, Darija from Australia, Farina from Germany, Elina from Sweden. Some pretty stupendous people.
Morning walk at Monkey Temple



Published by asdzaabeat

Amber McCrary is a Diné zinester, feminist and writer. She was born in Tuba City, Arizona (Diné Bikeyah) and raised in the Reservation bordertown of Flagstaff, Arizona. In the small town of Flagstaff is where she discovered her love for Punk Rock and the Do it Yourself Culture. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in American Indian Studies from Arizona State University. She is currently an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Program at Mils College. She enjoys many things in life such as tea, traveling, writing, reading, sulking, gardening, eating, smashing the patriarchy and learning about cultures and her own (Navajo/Diné). She currently lives in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Bluestockings Magazine, Cloudthroat magazine, 580 split, Warship Zine and the Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches 1st Edition.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: