All Change Please!
Trip Start Dec 30, 2009
42Trip End Ongoing
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As you can imagine the last couple of weeks have been a little stressful. Left halfway round the world jobless and homeless I suddenly had some pretty big decisions to make. The short version is, tomorrow I am going trekking for 12 days, then I am going to hang out in Pokhara at the orphanage where I worked last year, then on the 28th May I am flying to China. Kev will be joining me in China mid June and then we are coming overland to London…on the train! I will be back at the beginning of August.
All very exciting but not exactly what I hoped to be doing with the rest of the year, and I am left feeling a little foolish, a little lost and a whole lot out of pocket! On the plus side though there looks like there is going to be a war this weekend (Dad, extraction team at the ready!!). That may have been a little melodramatic, but there is a huge protest planned for the 1st, and at the moment the Maoists are calling for a general strike to follow from the second until the government steps down. The rumours are that a million people are coming in from the countryside in preparation for Saturday, and there have already been a few scuffles in the city, one of which I unfortunately got caught up in on Monday. Nothing that some swift running in the other direction, flipflops in hands, didn’t fix….but I am pretty glad to be getting into the hills and away from trouble tomorrow.
So goodbye for a few days, I am off to Langtang National Park which is the closest part of the Himalayas to Kathmandu, still a 9 hour bus ride tomorrow though. Should have some nice pics for you all when I get back. x
Oh yeah, that parcel finally arrives. 2.5 months door to door! Some welcome goodies inside though :-)