SIDDHARTHANAGAR, Nepal — Well rested and ready for a six-hour bus ride to Kathmandu, I sought some sustenance for the overland journey.
The nearest, and most efficient, option was down the street from my room at Hotel Ashoka International, a small, sidewalk-facing eatery and provisions store with a table and chairs perched upon a concrete slab covering the otherwise open sewers, something with which no longer came as a surprise.
Once seated, I ordered an egg sandwich that resembled what I might’ve found at a neighborhood bodega, or deli, in Brooklyn.
My favorite find was a cracker named Glucose.
Are they medicinal? I don’t know!
I just bet they’ll come in handy at some point during the bus ride ahead of me.