Many of you Bowenians will remember Nicole Martin who used to work at the Bowen Island Arts Council. As it happens she and a group of friends are currently on a tour of India and Nepal, so I was delighted to meet up with Nicole and friends in Kathmandu.
They have done a whirlwind tour of India and spent their first night in Nepal last Friday night. I had the blissful experience of staying at the hotel, complete with hot shower and get this – heated room! I was so so very happy. It’s always the little things no?
It was lovely to see Nicole and get caught up with her (photo to follow), and get the highlights of her trip thus far – the Taj Mahal and the ghats at Varanasi (definitely on my bucket list). Most of the group were heading off early Saturday morning for a flight to see Everest. I must admit I was a tad doubtful as more often than not the Kathmandu Valley is fogged in in the mornings which means no flights in or out. I was right, they were all back at the hotel for 9am eating breakfast. So instead the group (and Nicole) opted for a 7-hour bus tour of Kathmandu. Lynda and Anita (two from the group) opted to take it easy so we hopped in a taxi and headed to the Boudhnath Stupa in Kathmandu, one of my fav places.