23.05.2007 - 25.05.2007 30 °C
Back in the hotel at lunch time was like being in a dream. I had the longest shower ever and felt really clean for the first time in a very long time. It was a pleasure to give away all my dirty cloth and we headed off into the heat of Kathmandu just wearing shorts, T-shirt and flip flops. Great! Kathmandu felt like coming home.
I had my first big steak already for lunch! Yummy!! After that we went to Ying Yang agency to sort out and book our Tibet trip. In the evening we went to a really nice restaurant in Thamal called K Too. Very nice atmosphere and great food, what a delight!
I also found out that day that Lachba, my favourite porter has actually stolen twice. That bastard went into my bag again and even managed to get passed the number padlock and nicked all my cables, chargers and all that stuff. Bastard! Even the stuff for my camera, now I somehow have to find some replacements as I am sure I won't be able to get the dogging station anywhere. I once made a comment that the thief wasn't too clever after all, as all the stuff he nicked will run out of battery eventually. Well, he made sure he taught me better. I even noticed a few days ago that someone had been in my bag as everything inside was in a different place and some of the buckles were undone etc but I was stupid enough to think that I am just paranoid as there wasn't anything to nick apart from smelly trecking clothes. What a twat!
The next day we sorted out a few things in preparation for our next adventure and spent 6 hours in the Internet cafe. I am still nowhere near catching up.... but I am making progress.
After our Internet session we went to another roofterrace restaurant, an Idian one, which was nice. I really like those roof terraces. At least you are a bit away from all the Kathmandu hectic and chaos of fearing to be constantly run over. That evening we all got very drunk. We had already 2 bottles of wine in the restaurant and I had probably one of them to myself, then after no success of finding ieck's place we ended up in a strange little place where they played live Jazz. Somehow it was a really cool places though. We met Claire alias Glenn from the Lukla teahouse there too who seemed to be kicking off with one of the older guys that got stuck in Lukla too. It was such a fun evening. We were bitching and gossiping and just having loads of fun.. We ended up until 2.30 am in our hotel garden. The two are just great. Originally we wanted to go the Monkey Temple in the morning which of course didn't happen. I only got up at lunch time and had some buff momos for breakfast which helped a bit.
After that I got my all my stuff for the Tibet trip, went back to the Internet cafe and I also tried to postpone my flight from Kathmandu but it seems that all flights are booked and I have to stay another week which is really rubbish, as I really need that time for Southeast Asia. The agency we used for booking Tibet will try to help me to change the flights but my hopes are not too high.
In the evening we went to Everest Steak House with Jason and Leslen for our final dinner with them. I had very little sleep and wasn't a happy bunny when Kirby knocked on my door at 5am to get up, as our bus left at 6am...