Bang Saphan Yai and A Night Boat

Bang Saphan Yai before the rains

Just spent a couple days in Bang Saphan Yai; a lovely, sleepy beach. Had an interesting journey there… 3 of us and all our luggage on the back of a motorcycle – Asian style :oS The driver could just about see over the top of the rucksacks. Our home for a few nights was a little beach bunglow, very simple but an amazing setting. We felt like we were staying … Continue reading

Arrived in Thailand

Dolphin Bay, Thailand

I’m writing this from my guest house in Hua Hin, which is built on stilts over the sea. I can hear the waves crashing below me as the tide comes in for the evening – aaahhh!!! I loved my time in Nepal, but it is good to escape the craziness of the bandh, the Kathmandu dust and the constant power cuts. As I left on Sunday the whole country had … Continue reading

Bandh and Squits – Goodbye Nepal

Today I say good bye to Nepal as I am heading to Thailand with my friend Gele.  My last week has been uneventful.  The bandh continues in Nepal as the government try to agree how to federate the country, so this stopped all my planned excursions. At least they decided against splitting the country by caste!!!  Also, the last 3 days I have had the Nepali squits;  I guess I … Continue reading

White Gumba

My Family and I

Yesterday was the last day of my home stay. The family took me to visit White Gumba, a monastery up in the mountains. It was a very early start, I woke at 5.30am and we were on the road by 6.30am. We had a 2 hour uphill walk to the monastery. It was a stinking hot day (it is starting to get very hot now in Nepal unlike when I first … Continue reading

2 Day Bandh

Riot Police at Bandh

The last 2 days I have not been able to go to school due to a bandh.  A bandh,  a Nepali word meaning ‘closed, is a form of political protest.  From my little understanding of Nepali politics, I am actually on the side of the strikers.  It is crazy what the government is proposing.  They are currently trying to create the new constitution and the government want to divide the … Continue reading