Almost a week of living in Nepal and I am living like a lizard (or should that be a frog in my Kermit onesie – thank you Miles!). The building are very cold, there is very little heating provision, so everyone makes the most of the sunshine to warm themselves during the day.
Monday: Arrived late evening and greeted by VSO colleagues.
Tuesday: Rest day. Explored Sanepa, the area where both the guesthouse and VSO office are located in.
Wednesday: In Country training all day, learning about the amazing projects that cover education, health and livelihood. Then a Filipino dinner at Carmen’s with full on Karoake.
Thursday: Struck down with flu, thankfully not altitude sickness, despite the same symptoms (and that amused my colleagues and the Nepal clinic we had visited as part of our training)
Friday: All day training and viewing apartment – they were dire! Woke up to sounds of papers being ripped in the bathroom – oh well learned my first Nepal useful word – Mu Sah (rat). The security guard found it amusing and assured me that the hole in the wall covered with newspaper would be blocked properly tomorrow.
Saturday: Early jaunt to Lazimpat to see an apartment. Then breakfast at the farmers market in 1905 – with a sound therapy session included – hope it clears our colds. We then walked around Durbah Square and visited the house of the living goddess – sadly she did not come out to play.
Saturday evening, Sushila the VSO office manager kindly surprised us with a meal at her lovely home, that turned into a cookery lesson.
Sunday: Chillaxing so far. Sun is shining, feeling fitter – maybe the sound therapy worked! We are going to the Green Mela later – an arts and culture event to raise awareness about environmental issues in Nepal.