So i think this might be a long'un as i want to go into as much detail as possible so you feel like you have actually been here last night and today!
Good school day...normal on the whole, but Rosa went horse riding and got to ride both horses and yep you have guessed it, is in love with the horse riding man too! I managed to avoid the horse riding and stayed at school marking...i really didn't mind as i knew that i would have had to of ridden this week if i had gone riding!
School over we hopped onto bus D to hit 'Down-town Katmandu' New Road...for some serious slammin'! Walked up and down this road and had a good mooch in some nepalese clothes shops...i brought 2 pairs of baggy trousers for 3 pounds. Had an iced coffee and a mango shake (something that we were advised by the guide book not to do, due to contaminated water...but we had already ordered!) Went down a treat...then off for a slamm session! Met Nayan who was performing and his friends...Mr English man (Nepalese but studyied in Hastings, and then got a degree at Harvard) He was lovely! Then another man who is currently building a school in a village in the north and wants us to go and help him...lovely guy...and some others. We also met this Nepalese man who wanted us to edit his poems and talked for ages and ages and ages...we couldn't get away from him...but last of all, this man wrote us a letter about how he wanted us to go and do a presentation in his school, to motivate his staff into talking better english...of course we said yes and are awaiting his email! So the posters for this slammin thing said it would start at 4pm (sharp) so we got there are 3.45pm just like anyone who expects something to start at 4! But no...if something says sharp it means that it will only be half an hour late! So 4.30pm it all began...was actually very moving...really passionate hip hop artists performing these really moving poems...you could hear the anger in their voices. My favourite quote of the night was 'The whole world can inspire a human being, and a human being could inspire the whole world' Nayans performance was also very good...
So once that was all over, we had some tea and Mr English man, and Mr build a school man helped us find a bus...a seriously hard process...considering firstly that the bus stop is just in the middle of a one way system and isn't marked out, secondly we don't speak any nepalese, and thirdly we had to change buses on our journey somewhere! Finally found a bus, after a few near misses with other buses...our two new friends left us, very worried indeed, and we jammed into the back seats of the bus...EXTREMELY squashed! All for a whopping 15 pence each! Made it to Pulchowk where we needed to change...getting out of the bus was freakin crazy...not quite sure how we did it! Then walked for a bit and got on another...got off for the 15 minute epic walk home when BEEEEEEEEEP....very loudly behind us...it was only the school bus recognizing our white skin and offering us a lift home! We were ecstatic! Hit home, and then back out to hit our local diner for some momo's and 'local cha'!
Went in to find all of the locals...sat down and ordered a beer to celebrate Sophie Bourges birthday, local Cha (whisky) for Sophie Harvey's birthday...plus momo's chicken and thukpa...noodle style stuff. Whilst waiting we casually saw two cockroaches...maybe a sign that we should have left, but no. Our man brings us out his whole freakin menu to try! Water buffalo sausages...a word we now may not mention today...chicken legs, chips, more sausages, peanuts...and then...he brought us another bottle of whisky (small bottles) and then kept topping it up with shots of rum...all going splendidly, convo flowing...then his wife (the cook) left and he grabbed my leg, and kept doing so...a little uneasy and a litle bit intoxicated...by now the place was empty, when suddenly all of his male buddy's arrived...we decided now was the time to leave...500 rupees...that would barely cover the whisky that we drunk! We left! Jogged home, where i rolled my ankle...not quite sure whats up with it...we are waiting the game to see if i need to have a little visit to Mr X-Ray man...checked some internet and then we hit the sack (after of course some dancing (on Rose's part) to some bangin tunes)...
4.30am Rose awake...stomach cramps
6am Rose sick
7am Rose sick
8.15 Rose sick
9.30 Rose sick
10am Rose sick
11am Rose sick
We have been in bed all day and slept all day...Rose had a bit of a funny hallucinationg moment where she thought that she had two bodies...the stronger body was in control of the stomach telling her that it is all going tobe ok and she would realise was rubbish she was thinking and then snap out of it!
Its now 6.13pm, we have eaten beans on toast, and so far there is no sign of it reappearing. We have work tomorrow but we shall if we are up to it, and if i need to visit Mr X-Ray man...
We are very responsible and are looking after each other we promise, and we think that we are on the mend...just feeling a bit sorry for ourselves!...next time one cockroach equals 'lets not eat here'
Love to all at home