Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when we’ll be back in India again….

Sorry folks, it’s been waaaayyy too long since our last posting at the end of July.  We were quite busy when we were home in the UK in August; what with house-sitting for Satpal and Parm whilst their kitchen extension got built, visiting friends & family, eating and drinking all the lovely stuff we’d missed while we’d been in India, plus we’ve discovered Facebook (shame on us for neglecting our blog!!!).  Highlights of our UK trip included Parm & Satpal’s 25th wedding anniversary party which was great fun, meeting up with Jane from school after 20-odd years and having afternoon champagne tea at Harrod’s together, my matron of honour dress fitting for Gill’s wedding and, of course, the start of the 2009/10 football season!!!

So we have no real excuse for not finishing our stories about Ladakh.  Sat reckoned he’d get it finished before we went to Nepal but given we are currently sitting in Delhi airport waiting to check-in for our flight to Kathmandu, I don’t think that’s likely to happen.  BTW – we stayed at a hotel called Hotel Paradise here in Delhi which must be one of the bigger misnomers we’ve come across in India.  No photos I’m afraid but a pink-tiled bathroom, a broken toilet seat, just one English-speaking TV channel (news only), light blue and pink painted artexing and the scuzziest looking towels and bed sheets give you an better idea.

Well, our bags are packed (again) only this time it’s two big rucksacks we’re living out of for the next month. Our time here in India has come to an end. Mum and dad have looked after us very well, Sat has made great in-roads with his book – he’s on chapter 13 as I type (but is moaning right now as he’s just been outside for a couple of minutes and returned with 7 insect bites!!!) and I really enjoyed my time teaching at the school.

But all good things must come to an end and our next adventures take us to Nepal.  We have a whole month to explore the Himalayas.  A day or two in Kathmandu is all we need before taking a 10-hour bus trip to Jiri (fingers crossed our rucksacks make it with us as we’ve read a lot about theft on this particular trip. Great!) and then we start trekking from there all the way upto Everest Base Camp and around Gokyo Lake.  No time for slacking on this trip. We have a lot of ground to cover and there’s so much to see.  Ladakh provided some good training for us and I think we’re well prepared for this trip. So that’s the plan.  We bought a tent in England as we’d planned to use that along the way but chances are we’ll use the tea houses as they are much more plentiful there than in Ladakh but having the tent means we always have options if we decide to get off the well-worn trails for a while.

We’re both really looking forward to this part of our trip and I’m sure it won’t disappoint.  You can be sure there’ll be plenty of photos as a result (as Gill rightly stated, it’ll all be blue skies, lakes and snow-capped mountains which will bore everyone else rigid) but we don’t care!!!

So that’s about it for now.  We’ll blog when we can and if we bump into a Yeti, we’ll let you know!

Love & hugs

Jo & Sat


One Response to "Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when we’ll be back in India again…."

  • just read your blog and look forward to reading more over the next month or so. take care and have fun.

    jane xxx

    1 janeyapp said this (September 16, 2009 at 06:45)