Back to Kathmandu. Research for this trip is topping out at about 15 hours a week. But it’s worth it. Example: in putting feelers out to friends and friends of friends, I’ve been put in touch with trekkers, guides, wanna-be guides, original Nepalese expedition outfits, etc.
But twice now, I’ve had other travelers like me get in touch–two sets of them very quickly–with the same essential message: Your email arrived at the most unusual time: I just happened to be traveling with my Nepal/Tibet traveling companion when your email came in.
-prayer flags at Himalayan Restaurant, Flagstaff, AZ. Window reflection selfie.
I believe Jung was right about syncronicity. Even if the only reason he’s right is because we want him to be right. In the 1990’s I set my personal record for the quickest travel–or otherwise–synchronistic moment. On a train ramp leaving Copenhagen, I established in under seven minutes with my bench mate that we each knew the same person from back in NY: my college roommate. We corroborated evidence down to names and addresses before departing on trains headed in different directions.
And among those who strap on boots and backpacks or carry travel documents, traveler’s syncronicity is the drug of choice. And, I’m beyond ecstatic to be on the path tripping over it.
What synchronistic travel moments have you encountered? Who do you know who would like to share their travel experiences about Lhasa, Tibet, Pokhara, Kathmandu and Mount Everest Base Camp with me? With you?