Wednesday – 30 January, 2013 – On top of the world! And Kathmandu

Looking forward to this day as been on the wish list for fifty years!
Up at 5.00 and on way to airport at 5.45 for the Mt Everest flight.
The plane was a 30 seater with male and female pilots and one flight attendant. Everyone who wanted could go up into the cockpit which was the most amazing experience for me. Just a breathtaking, out of this world view of the most spectacular Himalayas and the jewel of them all MT. EVEREST

Wow

WOW.   A millions time over

 

Words

Words. Fail. Me.       Not enough adjectives

 

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After the hour’s Everest flight my driver took me to a Hindu temple. Saw lepers sitting about. Of course, there were the many street sellers milling around you saying “I give u good price” etc. Some would be waiting for you on your return ages later. I feel as though all I am doing is handing over rupees by the thousands – my head spins trying to think of converting into Australian dollars.

Two holy men but the knew how to ask for money money

Two holy men but the knew how to ask for money money

At the Hindu Temple.

Cremation - quite sad to see the widow distraught.

Cremation – quite sad to see the widow distraught.

Another trip to the airport as I decided to go to CHITWAN National Park.

Caught the plane tobChitwan – only a 15 minute flight. Met at the airport by Budha and Bishal who left us and his brother, Raj took over. We stopped along t way for an ice cream and drink.  The dusty roads if one can call them that, make you dry. We arrived at the Rainforest Resort which is just lovely – set in nicely manicured gardens and palms. I had a little ground floor cabin. Heaven as no stairs.

 

after lunch we headed off to the jungle for a canoe.  This was so peaceful and relaxing. Just sitting there and seeing what wildlife could be seen. Lots of bird life and about twenty crocodiles just basking in the sun. There was a lone peacock, lots of monkies and deer. After the canoe trump ended we had a stroll over some e open area to visit the Elephant Breeding Centre.  There were about twenty of various ages including about four or five babies.  It was really exciting as there were twima four year old males and just like any brothers had their own little skirmish.  Mum elephant is pregnant again Think they said she is 22/12.

 

 

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