There is so much to say about my eye-opening trip around Nepal and India that I don’t know where to begin… and as I have since flown back into my wonderful but incredibly busy real life, I will need to keep my blogs brief if I ever want to get them done. I plan on relying on the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words and overloading you with my photos with just a bit of textual commentary. So… recap: Mum and I went to Nepal and India on a Gecko’s tour. It was amazing. Now I’ll drop you right into the thick of it with a photographic explanation of our time in Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu. Actually, I should provide some introduction. As we were flying into Kathmandu we were chatting to a lady from Australia who is currently working as a music therapist in Nepal. She said that (and I really mean to cause no offense), “Kathmandu is a bit of a shithole, but it’s the nicest shithole you’ll ever find. Something about it keeps bringing me back.” When we landed, I got some idea of what she meant. It was dirty. There was garbage, mud and rubble everywhere (seriously, I have never seen so much unexplained rubble!). Amoungst all this though were some wonderful smiling people who continually offered me tea and who genuinely love their country. When i tripped on the uneven street outside a man’s shop and burst open my toe, he brought me in and bandaged my toe without asking me to buy anything from him (I did anyway, he made lovely pants).