Having spent two weeks in a country as chaotic as Nepal, it seemed impossible not to have found ourselves at some point in an extreme adventure that would stir up the adrenaline in our bodies. Indeed, we lived one of those moments on our way back to the hotel after leaving the school in Tanahun District where our project in being carried out.
Unexpectedly, the rain came down! It was pouring and the water began to descend torrentially from the hills. In a moment, it seemed as if we were floating in a river full of mud. When we least expected it, it happened! There we were, stuck in the mud, fighting against the inclement weather. This was just the beginning of our adventure!
In view of the recent circumstances, Mr. Fitz, Mafer and myself together with the driver went out of the car and began pushing. Our legs were sunk in the mud, which was almost reaching our knees. The wheels spun, splashing mud on us. We were all covered in mud, especially me. Fortunately, we were able to free the car, and continue our way while jolting endlessly as if we were on an airplane with turbulence.
Thinking now about it, living all this made me reflect on how it represented a great experience for me, but for this community, it represented the tough daily life to which they had to forcibly adapt in order to survive.
A few minutes later, we reached a river that we were supposed to cross, but to our surprise, it had grown so much and had become so strong that it made it impossible for the car to pass over. Since I was already soaked and covered almost utterly in mud, the driver asked me to enter the river to check its conditions. I did it! At that time, it was very evident that the current of the water was already strong enough and was gradually becoming deeper. The second car, which implemented a four-wheel steering system, arrived so we thought it would be easier for it to cross the river. It tried, but failed, having crossed most of it, where the engine died without reaching the opposite edge.
And we were all back in the same, pushing the car out of the river. I must admit that having witnessed two Japanese girls in these circumstances, outside their comfort zone, living such an experience that they probably would never have lived in their country, was truly beautiful. That really touched me!
So the current situation was: one car decomposed by water in the engine, and the other trapped by the river on the other side. When not having other options, the latter had to find an alternative way to take us back to the city. Luckily, everything went well, and we managed to cross the river by another route. After this, we met with the other car that could be repaired and we returned home after such an incredible and unforgettable experience.