Another way the universe appeared to have conspired to send me home was the racism it sent my way! ;) I experienced a lot of harassment and abuse from locals in Baku as well as in Doha. I was also profiled by establishments in both the cities angering me greatly and compounding my depression, as well as adding to my weariness with moving and traveling. Nepal's attractiveness had been increasing steadily.
If only a human being were reducible to a stereotype...if only a human being could be completely defined by the mere social construct of social status...if only.
I return to the vibrant Dragon city for the first time since the last time I lived there 18 years ago. While the city--some images of which were formulated by martial art movies I had grown up with--did not disappoint in the mid-nineties, I am curious to see what it is like now.