TEFL – Day 2

Our first class today was grammar, booo!!!  I can just about manage verbs and nouns.  However, I had a few wires springing out of my head when the teacher started talking about pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, determiners and conjunctions.  Boing!!  Until today I had never heard of determiners and conjunctions, did I miss that class in school? :oS See how well you can do, describe this sentence in terms of … Continue reading

TEFL – Day 1

The last few days I have been very lazy: relaxing in coffee shops, finishing two novels and squeezing in my Nepali classes.  However, all good things must come to an end and my lazing around in Kathmandu ended today with the start of my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course. There are 4 students in the class: an Irish guy who seems more of a party goer than … Continue reading

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