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Monthly Archives: April 2010
We travelled to Kanchanaburi on the 28th April and were lucky to find a beautiful place to stay. We had a lovely little hut with a balcony, overlooking a lovely garden filled with hammocks, fairy lights, orchids and palm trees. Our … Continue reading
How very weird it was to be back in Thailand and how different it seemed from my memories. Last time I was here I loved it, though I vividly remember being in tears over the obvious poverty and being stunned … Continue reading
Today was a very strange and somewhat frantic day. It began in a shed that the good people of Kathmandu like to call an airport. There we were all frisked an abnormal number of times, our bras set off the … Continue reading
On the 19th of April 2010 I arrived back in Kathmandu after a short flight in which all the regular plane goings on were speeded up, minimised and crammed into the 30 minute journey. In Kathmandu I was greeted by two … Continue reading
Lynsey’s Birthday – 15th April 2010. Up at 5am in order to have a birthday breakfast with my lovely sister before flying to Pokhara. Chocolate pastries, amazingly strong coffees and gift giving made up the first hour or so of our … Continue reading
At first light we made a quick exit from our squint grotty guesthouse and limped into town in search of sustenance. With full stomachs and consequently better moods we boarded an over-filled Jeep bound for Jomsom. With an elderly Nepalese woman … Continue reading
Day 13 – 12th April 2010. This day’s walking took us to Thorong Phedi, the base camp for the Thorong La pass. At an altitude 4500m, the following morning we’d climb a further 1000m to the summit. I felt like I’d … Continue reading