Some of you will remember that I arrived here last year to spend a month at the school to discover it was closed for holidays for most of this time. Now this closure had been on the national holiday calendar for months so it was very anoying.
This week Kathmandu is hosting a SAARC summit and as a result there is considerable security and trafic reduction programs going on in the city. And schools are closed for four days. It turns out that the school closures were announced a mere two days in advance. No comment….. This is after all a fairly public forum. Those of you who know me well, can well imagine that I do have plenty of comments. You also know that most are fairly inappropriate.
So what to do? Well Karin and I are not a pair to let moss grow under our feet so we are enjoying a little R&R at a hill-top resort in Nagarkot. This place is a bit isolated from the nearby town so we’ve booked full room and board, with set organic meals from the resort gardens. We are surrounded by lush gardens, sunny little patios, stunning panoramic views of the Himalaya range to the north, clean air and bird song has replaced the racket of car, bus, and motorcycle horns. We’re here for two nights and are also enjoying much improved internet! We may go walking tomorrow or we may just chill here. It’s certainly nice enough so there’s not much incentive to go anywhere else!
Good night from Kim and Karin in Nagarkot