Day 2-4 ; Our days began with breakfast in the sunshine. We have finally become adapted to having curry for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So far i'v been one of the lucky ones as my body has adjusted easily to the change in food. Most of the volunteers have been ill in one way our another. The mosquitos dn't seem to like me either which is great. In kathmandu my room mate Alice was bitten like 8 times. I'v yet to be bitten (touch wood).
The first 4 days in Kathmandu were taken up with lectures. One thing is for sure, we DEFINATELY all know the code of conduct. We also got some time to explore the city. The traffic system is insane. There are also no road rules, no traffic lights, no anything. Zebra crossings definately dnt mean its ok to cross and the only rule seems to be to constantly beep.
In kathmandu we were staying in a hotel beside the American Embassy. On the first night that we were allowed out by ourselves some of the guys got a tad lost and so hopped into a taxi and asked to go to the American Embassy. Turns out there were two and they ended up at the wrong one. They missed their curfew and got their first strikes. Looking back now it was quite funny. I didn't get lost myself but we did go to a local restaurant and had some damn good cake.
We also visited Swyambhunath Temple. It was beautiful. The scenery from the top was amazing, there was a whole view of kathmandu valley. It is also known as the monkey temple because there are wild monkeys all around. One of the girls was taking a picture when one of the monkeys slapped her, so i kept my distance from them after that.
p.s Kweku is awesome (he deserves a mention ... its from the heart really...he didnt tell me to write this i promise)