An old motorcycle, a good traveling companion, and an open road... freedom.
The excuse for the road trip was to experience a traditional Hindu festival in a village, with a Jesuit friend and long time Nepali resident Greg Sharkey. But the old bike I borrowed had some issues about going as far as we wanted to go, and I had a little motorcycle accident as well, so was a little sore. But the Maoists have declared a cease-fire, the rain has stopped, Nepal is on vacation during the Dashain holiday season, and my other research could wait. It was time to head out somewhere.