Ok so, I was handed a flyer about volunteering in developing countries and was immediately tempted. In Nepal, volunteers are desperately needed for Orphanage/Childcare work. More tempted. I’m about 90% decided I’m going in November, and it occurred to me that I should look up some of the towns that are mentioned on the volunteer site. Pokhara in particular is breathtaking, which is where I’ll be setting up headquarters for a fortnight. Then I looked up Chitwan, home of the famously beautiful Chitwan National Park. It looks amazing, and I want to make a little day trip once my work is over at the orphanage and I can make my way back home. Then, scrolling happily down the page, I saw a photo of an elephant writhing on the ground in pain, having just had it’s
feet hacked off. I want to vomit and murder the people that did it at the same time. I’m sorry if I’ve just ruined someone’s day, but at least you didn’t have to actually see the picture. And please don’t look it up, I guarantee you’ll regret it. Unless you’re a sicko.
This hasn’t turned me off Nepal, but I hope I’m not riding an elephant and someone decides to chop it’s feet off, or that I happen to stumble across it in the jungles of Nepal, but I am deeply disturbed. Anyway, this has been a super cheery subject for my first written post on tumblr. I also just saw a bit of Boogeyman on tv and I think the doors on my wardrobe opened a little on their own, so NOW, not only am I nauseated, I’m terrified. I’m gonna go watch more Sex and the City now.
Later, homeslices, I’ll let you know how the Nepal thing turns out Xx