Goodbye Nepal and G'day Australia
Trip Start Jun 28, 2010
17Trip End Jun 11, 2012
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So I will endeavour to keep this brief as I don't want to spend too long boasting about the sunshine when everyone in England is under a foot of snow and ice with seriously sub zero temperatures!
I left you last in Pokhara in Nepal so that is where I will begin. The white water rafting was a lot of fun but also pretty scary stuff! Intially, I really loved it but after a near death experience on the second day where our raft capsized into a 'hole’ and I got washed around in a rapid aptly called the ‘washing bowl’ I had a panic attack and then lost my nerve a little
My next stop was Kathmandu where I checked into the Himalayan International Yoga Academy for a yoga and meditation ‘retreat’ for 7 days. I loved it!! Our teacher was an amazing and very inspirational guru and he just taught you to be aware of your mind and body in such a positive way. I slept in a little luxury tent called harmony, indulged in massages, learnt how to cook some fab Nepalese dishes and drank wonderful cups of mint, lemongrass and tulsi tea with herbs picked straight out of the beautiful garden.
I left with a vow to be kinder to my body and keep up the yoga and meditation (which has not entirely happened but the intention remains!).
Next stop Australia and I spent the next week travelling the west coast with my cousin Steven who lives in Bunbury, a couple of hours south of Perth
I am now in Adelaide and have been reunited with my wonderful Australian family (not real family just adopted!). I am living with my adopted Aussie Mum and Dad up in the Adelaide Hills in a little place called Crafers and we have koalas in the back garden which is super cool. I am doing some voluntary work with World Vision and am in the process of hunting for work for when I get to New Zealand at the beginning of February. I imagine this will be my last entry for a while as the adventure side of things has been temporarily put on hold whilst I find my feet again, figure out what happens next and enjoy Christmas in the sun.
Wishing everyone back home a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year
I’ll be back with my next instalment in 2011...
Sending lots of festive love, hugs and a sprinkling of sunshine to warm you all up!