Week 10 in Sirutar - Our last week L
This week was our last week in Nepal so Monday was taken up by filling in evaluation forms. We also had to share our experiences. There was a list of questions to answer. As James and I were monitors we had to go first. Of course when it got to the question "what has been the best part of your experience?" the tears came and they weren't just from me. Kabita also give an amazing speech about how we are the best group yet and the reasons why she thought we were. Chloe wrote a street drama play which we had to perform in a couple of places around the village this week. The play was about two families. One husband in one of the families drank and gambled a lot and his family were unhappy. The other family on the other hand were happy. The drama play was supposed to encourage villages not to drink and gamble during the current festival but to spend time with the family instead. So many people game to watch. Khym had translated the play after we had done it. We were playing opposite roles so the boys were dressed as women, all done up in shawls and make up, and the girls were men with moustaches and wearing the tradition Nepali hats.
The rest of the week we just hung out with each other. On one of the days we went to a beautiful spot in Balkot overlooking the river. We just sat and watched the sunset and listened to music together. I have met friends for life. We said our goodbyes to everyone....Khym, Kapindra, Kabita, Bisnu and our families....oh and Jay who decided to stay and not come home. It was awful having to say goodbye L. On the night before I left, my sister called me and said for me to come gossip so I went into her and her mum's room and we had a good chat. We shared contact details and they invited me to come back. I gave them the pictures of the family I had got printed for them and they gave me bangles, bindies and nail vanish. I was so touched, I wasn't expecting anything. When leaving the next morning my mum gave me teeka and they had made me a necklace from flowers which is suppose to keep you safe on your journey. She also gave me a load of fruit, knowing how much I especially loved Nepal's fruit. It seemed like the whole community had gathered by the bus to say bye to us. It was very emotional. At the airport they took my flowers which made me cry even more. It was time for 11hr flight home to London. On the way home we had to stop of in India for our connecting flight. The Common Wealth Games were happening in India. When we were in the airport there was a boy holding medals. I had asked when he had won the medals and what he had won his medals for. We also got to hold the medals and got a few pictures with him. When we got into Heathrow of course this boy is in all the papers for getting perfect scores for diving and for winning double gold. It was Tom Daley who I hadn't even heard of but now I do know who he is J. When we got back to Heathrow all the guy's families had gathered to meet them. It was so nice to meet everyone's families and friends. We all went for a few drinks in the airport before they had to leave us. When I say us I mean Thomas, Chloe and I. We had to sleep in the airport all night until our flight home at 9 the next morning. We looked like a couple of homeless people. I had managed to take my blanket and pillow off the plane J. Thomas had found himself one of them screens that people get searched behind. He put that up and slept behind it. Chloe said at one point the police had come over and just stared at us. I'm going to miss Nepal massively! I thought that when I came back I would appreciate the things I'v got here but instead I'm missing what life was like over there.