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Up and at 'em for 7am, Kumar, our very loud and perky driver whisked us off for our 6 hour journey to Pokhara. Kumar was interesting to say the least, a fantastically steady driver but just a tad bit bonkers! He struggled with adjusting his volume and would end most sentences with a "ha ha!" - (not in an Alan Partridge way either). He was pleasant enough although Hannah isn't a ...
... days in. Eventually, the trail rose out of the gorge and the entire valley view opened up spectacularly with rhododendrons everywhere, covering the surrounding hills in bright pink to deep red, all under a clear blue sky. This seemed as good a place as any to rest up for a bit, allowing the mules to pass. After the large, open and colourful expanse, we descended down again into surroundings that could not have been more different, a dark forest completely covered in moss ...
... Pokhara, it has to be said was... different. Getting woken up at eight in the morning by a loud banging on my door, it was immediately apparent I was in the throes of a particularly nasty hangover. Looking I'm sure only a little less dishevelled than the crack head I had the pleasure of meeting in Calcutta, I answered the door. It was the Chinese girl, who wanted to ask where I'd been for the sunrise that I'd apparently promised to come to. Obviously she wasn't fully aware of the ...
... limited my carbs back at home but here I ate ravenously every meal. And yet my pants were falling off me!
We did a butterfly survey at a hilltop this morning directly above the village and across from the snow peaks. The scenery was stunningly beautiful, it reminded me of the last scene from The Sound of Music! We spent about an hour counting and ID'ing all the butterflies that we saw. Afterwards we just sat on the ...
... especially with the practical teeth brushing demonstration and getting them to understand what plaque is. But grade 4 really got it and that made it feel worthwhile, we taught a total of 132 students!
I went straight to the internet shop afterwards and he told me he might be able to fix my laptop so i went to get it, whilst he tried to fix it i wrote up all the session plans then the power went, so i took a break for chow mein and called Shona for 15 minutes which ...