Wednesday, 22 February 2012

What a night !!

What a night !! Fell asleep as soon as I got into bed, then at midnight firecrackers were set off everywhere. Then the local monestary started its celebrations at which point the street dogs started theirs. !! Not much sleep after that . We were up early this morning to go to the Monestary for celebration of Losher. When we arrived it was chaos. Loads of locals were all busy taking photos of the Abbot there. We were also included in a group shot of about  150 people. Im not sure if we will be spotted ! Everyone was wishing us Tashe Delek, including the Abbot after we received his blessing,  We then were led into another room where sweets and tea were waiting for us. Those of you that know me, know I hate tea. I couldnt refuse this however and when it came, it was Butter tea.  Ugh how disgusting! I had a very small sip to be polite, it was fatty and tasted of Butter, Tea and Salt. I could not take anymore even though Daniel said the trick was to think of it as soup. More like soap !!
Then a quick revisit to the Monkey Temple then off to Chhewangs sisters for lunch. We had typical Nepalese food, very nice & spicy, almost too much for Dennis. She made a lovely fresh tomatoe pickle that was hot hot hot.  Her children - who were really well behaved and spoke better English than me, then all performed for us. The eldest who is teenage got out her guitar and sang us a cranberries song.  She was very good . By the time we got back to the hotel we were both exhuasted and caught up on a bit of sleep. Then off to flavors where this post was started, but not finished. We had a powercut whilst I was doing this and so I am finishing in the hotel reception, it is 8.30 local time 2.30 UK time, Dennis is still in bed.  Flying to Lumbini ( Buddha's birthplace) this morning.

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