After two uneventful plane flights to Katmandu I am met at the Airport by Ganga, the owner Nepal Hiking Team where I booked the Mount Kailash trip.  It’s a short in distance, long in time, drive from the airport to Thamel, the tourist ghetto where I am staying.  As the taxi driver dodges motorbikes, rickshaws cows and pedestrians,


Nightmare: I add another poisonous being to my collection. This one is brightly colored scorpion, yellow with red horse-shoe spot in the middle of his back. Inside the cage that stretches across the length of my backyard is a collection of 100’s of poisons bugs, spiders, snakes, and strange reptiles from all over the world.