07.09.2008 30 °C
It has taken a little over a week to locate a high speed internet cafe - I tried low speed internet and it is very, very slow. The place I am now at does not have a real time or day when it is opened - it's all a matter of luck and today I was lucky.
I am outside of Kathmandu in a place called Budhanilkantha it is near Rudreshwon Chok (or they are one in the same - I have not figured that out yet !) My placement was changed to a different orphanage - something I have learnt since I have been here - things just happen and you need to go along with it or you will drive yourself crazy. So instead of 7 children there are 27 children. There are no health or safety standards here - proof is that they come to me if they are hurt - that has been interesting - I only know band-aids so I have a lot of kids running around with all sorts of different size band-aids.
I am hoping to add pictures soon to this blog thing which I am still trying to figure out. So hopefully within the upcoming week I can add some and make this more interesting. I have lots of pictures and have the feeling if I don't add them to the blog I would end up being one of those people who say "come over for supper and you can look at my vacation slides"
I have lots to say however I have to wait until next time as there are regular power outages - and I already know one is coming as it happens every second day at the same time.
Hopefully I will write again in a couple of days and give you information about my travels to date. So far it has been 8 days but it seems like a life time ago I left Edmonton - I could not have imaged this in my wildest dreams.
Just a thought before I sign off - just a little interesting fact about Nepal and the Monks - I now know why they can mediate for hours and why they are so mellow - We went for a walk up a mountain (that was interesting in itself - again go with the flow) and we saw all these fields of marijuana plants. It is illegal in Nepal to grow or smoke marijuana unless you are a monk. It is all so interesting.
Until next time