I am in Kathmandu to see my dad off and make my way out to a conference in Beijing. I'm still trying to get my luggage back and it's not going so well. I got screamed at by one of the Chief Customs Officers in Nepali yesterday and it took everything in me not to give it right back to him and get myself arrested. It felt like one of those days where everything in the world was working against me, even my own body. (I think I'm fighting off the flu.) Ever have one of those days? Things were so awful it was almost funny but NOT... actually I'm pretty sure I was on the verge of tears at least 11 times. All I kept thinking was how no one would even believe me if they knew what we were going through to get these bags. Apparently they made it illegal to take used refurbished laptops into the country and the only way you can is if you get permission from a million different ministries, all of whom are giving me a hard time and take days, weeks or months to get approval from. Then I talked to an American yesterday who brought 40 laptops in for a women's training program without any issue at all! So I'm really not sure what's going on.
It's early in the morning and it's monsoon raining outside. I'm watching a few episodes of Modern Family... such a good show. My volunteer Kathleen got me into it.
Today is a new day! I'm heading back to the Ministry of Education when it opens and then going to pick up my Chinese Visa.