Finished reading “The Beach” this morning after not being able to fall asleep until 2am last night. Power was out when I awoke – I can tell by the hum of a nearby generator. I still can't get a charge on my laptop – very bothering. I was about to get up from the Kathmandu Guest House restaurant to find an electronics store when I realized I'd be better off sitting still and eating. I have to slow down – definitely focus on the trek now, alternative sightseeing later. Since arriving in Nepal, it feels like I have a constant rush of adrenalin pouring through my veins, and not having a computer as an outlet is stifling. I should plop down at an internet cafe if I don't have luck on my own.
Jasmine tea and an egg omelet for breakfast. This place – popular Kathmandu Guest House – feels too nice….too touristy….no edge. I think it'll be nice to stay here *after* returning from the trek. I saw the South African girl from last night at Pilgrim's internet space – she's flying back home to Dubai where she works for the airline. I like how they give you strainers with the jasmine tea. Nepali tea is really tasty – milky with cinnamon.