Fiona here with a quick hello to let you know that the Girls+Cas group has all now arrived in Kathmandu.
Denise, Liz, Mum and I all flew over from Australia and were very glad that our timing worked out so that we met up with Julia while lining up for our visas in the Kathmandu airport. She had just flown in from the US through India. We were met by Asian Trekking and driven to our hotel – but got caught in a small traffic jam not far from the hotel. Suddenly there was waving and tapping on the window and it took us a moment to realise that it was Beck and Cas. They had spent the morning visiting Monkey Temple.
After a shower and a brief meeting with Asian Trekking, we headed out to explore our surrounds. Even though this is now my third time here, I’m still left awe-struck at the chaotic street scenes here. We weaved our way through the bedlam, successfully avoiding buying any tiger-balm, hashish, or changing money on the black market. As we were all quite tired and it was getting late, we decided to leave our gear purchases for tomorrow. Instead, we headed out for a great pizza dinner at the Fire and Ice (not very Nepalese but we have plenty of time for that!). Unfortunately Beck wasn’t feeling the best so decided not to join us for dinner. Hopefully she’ll be feeling better in the morning.
Well, the long-flight is starting to catch up with me so its off to bed now.
All the best,