After our rather heavy night last night, with bellies FULL of beer, the boys (S&S) told us to have a lie in, and we can decide have an easy day!! So we did....even thought at 7am a man walked by and woke us up for breakie. We strolled into the kitchen at casual 9am....oops! Because the lovely guide Harry had not been informed of our late uprise he thougt we were meant to be going on the conoe trip at 9am....we missed the boat...hahah quite litterally!!
So at 10am we headed of with Sunit and Haryy (guide) to do our own PERSONAL canoe trip, down the river which no toursit ever go....so just us 4!! It is what I expected being royalty and all....The canoe trip was beautiful, we saw soooo many types of birds, and Meg, who was keen pants up the front with Harry boy, was teachers pet naming all the birds she learnt!! Gold star for her! Along the route we also saw some.....crocadiles/aligators...both, one is a veggie the other eats everything! They were pretty groovey, saw 3 in total haveing a sunbath in the morning sun.
Got back to the hotel, hung around for a while, then headed to the races with S&S...in the land rover (which Meg explained as the english car yesterday!) Watch the british elephant races, I think it came 3rd...not so good, didnt qualify for the finallys! Also saw the contestents for the beaut pagent...the elephantese look stunning, all decorated up! Pronto after we headed back to the hotel for a wee bit of luncheon.
During lunch we were informed that we would be going on an elephant safari ride in teh afternoon WITH S&S...what a treat....and they were taking us to the government elelies...so no tourist, woop woop! But before hand we all sat on the roof terrace, where Sunit told us in order to make sure we saw LOTS of different animals in the afternoon we should have a bottle of beer and and a smoke of a herb....okay then!!! The ride was beuatiful...didnt actually see anything apart from a few deers, which apparently is really bad luck....though at one point meg was CONVINSED she saw a rhino and made us go and check....I wonder why?!?! But the boys promised us that we wouldn't be leaving Chitwan till be saw a Rhino....so tomorrow we are going to do another elephant safari....with the tourist!! Hold up a minute, there was one thing that we lots and lots of....RED BUGS....when going through the jungle, Meg saw red bugs in the trees and we both say 'red is dead'....I tell you something, Meg was freaking out about them....it officially she screams like a girl when introduced to bugs....I nearly peed my pants, she was making me laugh, sucha drama queen. Turnedout they were harmless red bugs!
So we got off the Elephantese and as we were walking back to the car, we saw a group of tourist, I wonder why....holy crap pants...there was a RHINO....I know we couldnt belive it!! As soon as we step off the elephant there is a freaking rhino...classic! Oh well, we got some photos! And we are still on the tourist elephant tomorrow, how kind of the boys!
So all planned for a night in around the camp fire...how romantic....when Sunit get a phone call. We have been invited to another Media party, darling!! So we watched the Tharu dance at the hotel, which is a traditional dance (we got up and boogie woogied) then headed to our 2nd party! This time the partay was held at Gyan's hotel (drunk as a monk)....and yes....the beer was in!! As soon as we walked in, shouts of 'green team' were heard from the men....we found uot that the green team in football had won, damn!! Meg was very very happy though! As soon as we were seated hoever, we were uprooted and made to introduce ourselves to all and everyone (as we were sat around the fire), so after a wee intro of us, we sat down and were handed a BEER! Going to take it slower today methinks!
So it is official....drunk as a monk thinks I AM a queen, he kisses my hand, introduces me to ALL as royalty, Meg decided to take things to a new level and told Gyan that in england to say 'a cup of tea' we now say 'a cupps Rosalie'...named after me, the queen of freaking England!! Things are getting extreme, one man was introducing me to his mates and said to me, 'This is a princess, no no, I am sorry....a queen, right?' I nodded in agreement, then downed my pint of beer....how are they believing this!!
During the nights chats, we decided we would bring up the mens families and inquire after them...were they married, did they have kids etc....drunk as a monk simply replied, 'I am MBA.....married but available'........AHHHHHHH!!! Awkward laughter followed. All night we were gaurded by our men, but at one point they all went for a drink or something, so our journalist friends came and spoke to us....all very very drunk. The man who got way too up close and personal with myself on the bus then told meeee off.....for not phoning him....say what?? I told him we didnt have a phone....no excuses though apparently, I should have found one! I say, telling of royalty, what has the world gotten like! But as soon as our men returned, they made it clear to the journalist they were NOT welcome around there british girls!!
Throughout the night, it became apparent that Meg is in fact no longer called Meg....she is now Maggie....we have no idea how this happened, but everyone calls her Maggie...I like it!! Anywho, the men kept on about how they were all best buds, so myslef and Maggie said, so your brothers from another mother....and boy oh boy, this got the loudest laughs of the night. Every mention of this quote makes them all nearly pee themsleves...they LOVE it!! But they think its a right hoot! THEY make me chuckle!
Eventually had supper at about 10.30pm, D as a M told us we were to eat AFTER the media, as we are way too important, and he wanted us to have a specialy meal...not with the riff raff!! So sat around a table and ate like queens....litterally! The 'cute' waiter, who D as a M introduced to us a millions times saying, 'dont you think he is cute??', yes yes yes!! He was cute as in, I could have put him in my pocket....but I am a giant in these lands!
So a belly full of food and once more full of beer we headed make to the hotel....to BED! Sleep was needed.
Hangon a minute, forgot a mofor event of the day....when we arrived at the party, Drunk as a Monk came up to us said, 'where were you this morning at the elephant races, I promised you could race on an elephant, so you WERE going to!?'.....OMFG cannot beleive he is saying this to us, we could have actually ridden on an elephant in the races, damn, damn, damn. That would have been awesomely cool....so annoying! Oh well....always next year!