I'm recovering from doing the Poon Hill trek in Pokhara, Nepal. It was torturous to say the least, but a new experience and I'm really proud of myself for completing it. We have finished our first week of volunteering in a village school and I'm so excited to show some before and after photos when I get a stable internet connection.
Here are some of the things that surprised me about Nepal, keeping in mind I have traveled to third world countries before:
- 70% of the time there is no electricity. Even in Katmandu!
- Wifi is non existent, or so slow you cant load any pages
- The roads are easily the worst I have ever experienced
- Wait till you see the toilets!!
I quickly got used to the above points and accepted the lack of electronics and happily lived by torch light. Nepal is beautiful despite the poverty and occasional sightings of animal cruelty. I feel so thankful to have seen the mountains at such close proximity, to be able to see and connect with the children I am helping and live simply for some time.
I can't wait to show you the work we have done and all my photos!! This morning we are going paragliding in the mountains!!
I'll probably update next when I go to Japan next week. Btw, I am going to reply to every single one of your comments when I have time. I am so sorry for not replying right now, but I promise I will.