Yo ke ho?

I find it very frustrating that I cannot communicate with the local people.  There is only so far you can go with a phrase book, so I have decided to do a few Nepali classes before my TEFL course starts.    I am doing 2 hours a day for the next 5 days, which includes the weekend – that is dedication for you!  Today, I had my first class and considering … Continue reading

Ghorepani 5 Day Trek

Annapurna

Kathmandu to Pokhara I caught the merry-go-round bus with Kumar (my guide for the next 5 days) to Pokhara, leaving behind the urban sprawl of Kathmandu.  It was an enjoyable journey winding down the mountain with its death defying bends; passing traditional villages and oxen ploughing paddy fields; with Bollywood music blasting.  The bus was a constant circus of people hopping aboard to sell their wares.  We stopped for the … Continue reading

Arrived in Nepal

Yesterday I arrived to beeping cars, the smell of burning fires and incense, a grey smoggy haze – ahh my home for the next 3 months. A Nepali friend, I met 2 years ago, has arranged a guide for a small trek somewhere near Pokhara. I met my guide at the airport – well I think that’s who escorted me to my hotel. My guide does not speak a word of … Continue reading