Just thought I'd send an update before going on a trek since I will be cut from the modern world then :-)
So I finished my teaching at the end of last week - the last few days were very cool with me playing table tennis with the monks, football etc. My students offered me a bracelet on my last day which was very cool and my little monk sung me a song (with his tiny voice) - must say it was hard to say goodbye...
I really wish i could put pictures up but i am giving up for a while as it really takes too long and crashes computers here
Anyway i walked around KTM loads and when to lots of really cool places such as KTM Durbar Square, Patan Durbar square and Baktapur durbar square (yes the cities were in the old times in competition to be the capital of nepal, and each of them had its importance in the history of nepal).
Patan's museum was by far the best museum i've been in ages (not that i go to museums every day but anyway) - it explains the origins of hinduism and buddhism and displays amazing and unique reproductions of buddha, shiva, ganesh and other gods and goddesses.
Jude and I took a flight over the everest very early one morning and although pricey it was spectacular!
We also walked up to Kopan Monastery, a big monastery in the north of KTM "famous" for their month long meditation retreats. It's an enormous monastery (nothing comparable to our tiny monastery) with a gorgeous garden and temples. We found some little stairs and how surprised we were to discover a secret garden with the most amazing view of the himalayas. At that point the saying "sitting on the rooftop of the world" made sense...
On sunday we left our guesthouse near the monastery and I moved in a flat in thamel. It has wireless and it's cool to be in a flat rather than a hostel. Jude and I have been to yoga classes at 8 and we found that meditation class at 5 too.
The volunteering in the farm didn't work out so I am going on a trek on thursday in the annapurna and chill out in Pokhara for a couple of days.
Will update after my trek :) xx