Wat up home dogs.....WE ARE BACK......and we are back at school, so regular internet, meaning that throughout the week there shall be daily entries about our wee holiday. Get ready for a giggle....and cheack everyday day!!
First things first, on the 24th we headed out for our hot date with Ulga, suzanne and colan! We walked to their place to save up on the rupees! Beauty walk, met many a cow on the side of the road, casual! Arrived and immediately tucked into the snacks, yes please. Then we met Ulga, who Meg thinks looks like she is from the aristocats! She is just lovely jubly I tell you, truelly amazing person! She pays for loads of the kids at Ullens to go to school, as they all live in children homes. She's a cracker I tell you. so hit up the 'Summit Hotel' for sups, and wow oh wow....we nearly fainted. The entire food selection was BRITISH christmas....buffet style. HELLO.....starter, main and pud....including, pate, bread, salad, couscous, turkey, more meat, stuffing, potatoes x2, veg, COLIFLOWER CHEESE, mint sauce, cranberry sauce, christmas pus, mince pies, strawberries, cream, custard, ginger bread.....and yes, we ate for England. Never been so full in my life! Britain would be proud.All cost about 12 pounds, bargin! But Ulgar The Great payed for it all....love her! We mentioned aswell that ifthey need extra tutoring in the afternoon in the kids home we can help oit, so hopefully next term we will be doing that!
Headed home, after kindly Ulgar The Greats driver took us....so free night, get in there!! Went to bed, feeling very very excited about Chrimbo in the morning. Meg couldnt contain herself and at 3am she kindly woke me up to tell me it was infact christmas day! How sweet! Then, even though I strictly said 7.30am was the earliest, at 7.05 I was again awoken....but hey ITS CHRISTMAS.....woop woop...father christmas has come. The pressies look fab under the tree, but I tell you they looked better on the bed unwrapped!! Pressies included....chick- christmas hats and sock, chanelle and Gemma- GALAXY chocolate, Soph- beauty tree decoration....from each other, food food food and chocolate....the bed was beautiful. I mean it looked gooooooood! So had a beer and chocolate then went to WORK....yay!
Not a real day though, we all sat around not really knowing what was going on! I played Christmas tunes to my grade and had a boogie with meg for them....they think we are bonkers!! Then hit up the auditorium for the christmas show....not very christmasie thougfh, just a show! On entering the Principle and Vice said we had to go up and perform...hahahaha...funny one guys! They make me chuckle.....half way through the show my teacher came p to me and said, 'um, so they are going to perform the 12 days of christmas and you have to go up with them.' AHHHHHHHHHHHHH....meg very nicely agreed to come with me....so last act, up we went!! Wrote the words out for the kids and.....we rocked the show! Definetely the best of the day, I was so proud, I wanted to hug them, but I think that is not really allowed on stage infront of the whole school!!
Pronto after we had the FEAST....chips, rice (of course), veg, fruit....nepalese feats, not what we were expecting, but it will do!! Then after THAT...cake, which we found out is soaked in cinnamon, Nepals favourite cooking ingredient!! Bit crazy! School finished with, kids went home. The satff hang around a bit then all left, so we were headed out to Thamel with begs on our back when Dinesh very kindly said he would give us a lift! SCORE!!
Found a hostel called Marco Polo....beaut! Booked a bus for tomorrow to Chitwan. Then went to the super market to buy some wino for tonight! Downed it in the food with some eclars and galaxy...very classy christmas dont you agree!! Then went out for our christmas meal....at the Organic place. I had lasagne and meg had chicken and cheese...lasgange was WEIRD...beuse of course they dont eat cow!!! So lovely supper, with a bit of warm rum to get us going. We went to the Irish pub, were a very good band was playing....but more importantly were we met DANNY!! Megs idol!! He has now given her a billion quotes, for example, 'there's drunks and there's monks, find the middle ground.'....god, she will not shut up about this one now!!
So met danny, had a good chat around the fire, met some other white people, good times good times. Then the Irish place shut...12 am....stupid!! SO us and Danny and his nepalese friend, we all decided to go hunting for the party! So walked down a dark street for a good 20/30mins....ended up at some guys house, our nepalese guy tried to jump the fence cause it turned out to be shut!! We decided to turn around, so all us of went back to thamel....that was pointless!! Then the Nepalese guy took us to a club....but not any club.....a hindu club....
We got some proper werid looks when we walked in. This group was kicked out of the chairs to make room for the white people...so we sat and ordered a drink...it was needed!! Now in these clubs people dont dance like us...they have a stage where 2 performers dance for the club....not dirty though....they tell love stories. But suddenly...on came SHAKIRA....so we whities had to go up and dance, had a cracking dance with the nepalese people, they played us a few tunes. Decided to leave after a while, and Meg who had aquired a lovely Nepalese friend (female) well her friend tried to make her pay for her drink, Meg refused! In the end, Meg settled with taking her number....yes, Meg was chatted up by a girl!
Genarally that was it really....a fabulous day! A bit different....new experience. Not really the usual christmas....but I think it is safe to say we loved it!!
Megla onto you....we head to CHITWAN tomorrow! let the holiday comense.......