3rd last day in Pokhara
Trip Start Sep 13, 2009
31Trip End Oct 14, 2009
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Walked, talked, found the P.O.
Today has been really warm; I left B asleep and went getting-lost-but-in-the-right-general-direction walking, looking for the Post Office so that everyone gets their postcards before we get home! I was actually very surprised when about an hour later I came upon it. I felt very efficient! After that I just headed towards home. I was walking past a Primary School - a longish, 3 roomed building in a fenced-off yard - and the kids started calling out to me. I stopped at the fence and said hello and one tiny girl with huge eyes came out and held my pinky finger, leading me into the school yard. Miss Amritsa was their teacher and she welcomed me into the classroom. The children pushed me onto a bench at the front of the class then all sat down at their desks and sang me a song! After that the teacher and her assistant disappeared somewhere and I and the kids entertained each other. One put a tika on my forehead, another pinched my bag, sunnies and camera and were all generally cheeky monkeys. When I said I had to go some of the kids tried to sit on my shoulders, saying no - you sit! A fantastic experience. I've been ordered to come back tomorrow.
When I got home Brenden was still asleep but he woke up immediately and we went to Raj's to eat brunch. Raj was upstairs trying to get his PC to work - I commiserated with him; my pen wouldn't work. Ah, technology. After eating we went and booked our bus (luxury coach, air-con, no extra passengers) to Kat and a horse ride up to the Peace Stupa tomorrow. If we're back early enough we'll take a taxi to the markets. Our last day will be spent lazing and swimming out in the middle of the lake
On the way back we stopped at a place that had an ice-cream sign, but the cupboard was bare. Shortly after we passed a pharmacy so I went in and told about my gut. As soon as I saw him go for something called 'bactotip' my confidence increased. He also gave me ciprofloxin which I recognised from researching this trip, tinizadole and something to ease the burning in the gut too, all for 580r.
I've had a sleep now; it's 5.30pm and I actually feel better already. We're meeting Ziv and Yael at Everest Steak house for goodbye dinner.
Things to google:
-Israeli army; pay - do people re-enrol?
-what's the hardest language to learn?
-Current Everest success v death ratio
-stupa's, gompa's, prayer wheels & little rock towers
-Tibetan singing bowls
-the double up dice in backgammom
-Ghorka army and knives