What’sup guys….I’m in Nepal!
Day one and I am sat on my bed in the homestay I’ve booked for a few nights just outside the city (Kathmandu). The air is warm and comforting, the birds are singing, and there’s the familiar sounds of some local building works happening nearby – I am feeling peaceful.
For those of you that don’t know, I have left my job, and have jumped on a one way flight to Kathmandu! “Day one,” for me, is the first day of I don’t know how many more in front of me! Eek!
I haven’t really got a whole to to say just yet as all I’m doing today is resting, it was a long journey getting here – with a 7 hour transit time in Delhi – so I’m completely shattered. What I will say though is my homestay couldn’t be more perfect; just outside the insane hussle and bussle of Kathmandu (seriously, it’s not like any city I’ve been to) and close to the hills, it is just beautiful and I’m feeling so relaxed. I booked it through AirBnB, it’s the first time I’ve used them – and so far so good 🙂
Tomorrow I’m going to walk to Thamel to rent some bits n bobs I’ll need for my trek – (Everest Base Camp…yeah…I know right – what have I got myself in for!), and to explore the city. I’m just going to have a nice chilled few days before I set off on Saturday (I think it’s Saturday, lol already my days are confused).
So, instead of flying into Lukla I am planning on getting the bus to Jiri and starting my walk from there. I’ve read that it’s a good way to acclimatise better and build up fitness, and also because the road is a lot less hiked I’ll get to see a different side of Nepal – which ultimately is what I want.
If anyone has done this route please do share how you found it, is it worth the extra week of hiking? I’ll be writing this from the point of view from a complete novice, I’m not a hiker, I’ve never done anything like this – I’m not the fittest girl in the world by any stretch of the imagination, I’m just your average girl who’s always wanted to walk through the Himilayas and catch a glimpse of Everest. Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s going to be tough, really tough, but I kinda just want people to know that even your jo bloggs can do something extraordinary. Of course, I have to actually achieve this feat first haha! Wish me luck, I think I’m guna need it!
So yeah, this is me for a bit. I’ll keep you posted as I go along 🙂
Also, I’ve added on a few extra countries to Brother Vs Sister, it hadn’t been updated for a while.
Sean has been thinking that because I have the unfair advantage of knowing his tally that he should be allowed to keep his final count from me until the competition ends when I turn 35 – what does everyone think of this? Personally I see his point, but then is that keeping to the rules?