My short term lodger from AirBNB has moved in. So far, so good. Was not quite sure what should be included in the service, so the day before I stocked up with some stables (e.g. milk, bread, cheese, fruit, etc.) I am trying desperately to keep the flat tidy – I’m not use to cleaning the bathroom so often – yikes. One night my neighbours came back from the pub very drunk and partied until 2am. I was dreading seeing him the next day, I thought he would have had his bags packed and ready to move into the backpackers since it would be quieter. But when I finally faced him, I discovered he slept through the whole racket. Unbelievable!!! He is staying for another 6 days, so 16 days in total. Certainly a nice sum towards my mortgage payments whilst I am away.’
I picked up my Nepalese visa – wooo hooooo!!!! That’s definitely one less thing to worry about.
A number of books I bought online (much, much, cheaper than buying from a bookstore) arrived. I bought the travellers bible – the Lonely Planet for Nepal. I have used many of these over the years and I would strongly recommend them. Also I bought a Nepali phrase book, hmmmm it’s a very hard language. All the sentences are jumbled up. Not sure how much I will learn, but I do like trying to speak some of the local lingo. Even if it’s just “Ali-kati ciso beyar?” – I think that is “can I have a cold beer?”
Also started buying a few bits and bobs for my TEFL course. I bought an English dictionary/thesaurus – might come in handy. Also, lots and lots of stickers. I’m hoping to teach children on my travels, so to reward good marks I am going to stick dinosaurs, cars or cats all over their exercise books :)
Well slowly, slowly my trip is coming together. I have started counting down the days, only 24 to go!!!! Hopefully I should have ample time to sort everything out.
Night, night and thanks for reading.