Your trek sounds most fascinating - I'm not too sure about the sheer drops you experienced whilst on the bus and the meeting with the girl gave us a chuckle. Just goes to show a woman's more interested in the size of your wallet!!! We've seen a programme on TV about snow leopards - they're amazing animals - that'll be the closest we ever come to seeing one as I very much doubt we'll be treking in the Himalayas - we like our home comforts too much and all this business about getting out of breath - well we'll leave it to you young ones!!! Doesn't seem two minutes since you went and now you'll soon be back - make the most of it and remember to have a shave and shower before you come home - don't think mum and dad will appreciate it if you're smelly!!! Carry on having a great time. Look forward to hearing all about it on your return. Take Care.
Love and best wishes
Lynda and Peter xxxx