Traveling (not like a tourist, but really getting to know the culture and the people of the place I'm in), salsa dancing (on-1, on-2, some Cuban), singing like a diva, cooking better than your mother, Spain Spain and did I mention Spain?... anything Spanish is "jodidamente cojonudo", and of course, Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha, home of my beloved momos, and current residence of the yang to my ying, my reason for being, love of my life... fiance and spiritual husband, Rajan.
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I just completed a huge trip around most of Southeast Asia and Nepal and Spain that lead me to discover the love of my life. I stayed with Rajan's family in Kathmandu who I found through an organization called HospitalityClub.org for two weeks before I decided I wanted to go trekking. Rajan is a senior guide and was volunteered by his brother-in-law who owns a trekking company to accompany me on my trek through the Annapurnas. I was attracted to Rajan from the beginning and he earned my respect everytime I observed him with his family, and especially his mother, who I immediately thought would make the best mother-in-law in the world. But I didn't dare express my interest because the reality was that I was leaving Nepal in a month's time and he was so much younger than me, 23 to my 34. Well, we left for the trek on Valentine's Day and I already felt on that day, that things were starting out different. In Besisahar, we almost kissed under the stars on the rooftop of our lodge. As we hiked, we got to know each other and fell in love. In Pokhara, we secretly wished for each other at the Bahari Temple. He climbed a tree at 10,000 ft. to pick the first blooms of the rhododendrun for me. And in Ghorepani we professed our love for each other and decided we should be married. It´s proof that even an old girl like me can still live out a fairy tale... that true love exists.