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Published: April 26th 2009
Namaste! sorry I can't send people individual emails but the internet here is so slow! hope everyone is ok at home
life at the health post hasn't changed much, same old same old really!
some of the villagers decided to arrange a picnic for us so noone went to work on wednesday, only in Nepal is this perfectly normal! they made us go there on a buffalo cart which is an interesting experience, they are slow animals and the driver was crazy! he got very drunk and we decided it was safer to walk back at the end of the day! we had a really nice day swimming in the rafti river and the guys cooked us chicken curry, the sight of a claw on my plate was enough to put me off the chicken though!
this weekend we have been in Sauraha near the national park which I absolutely love! we had to walk 2 and a half hours to get here because there are local road strikes meaning no transport for 6 days. The vols from Kathmandu made it ok though because they were letting the tourist buses through, the irony isn't lost on me! we shall be walking back to the village early tomorrow morning before the heat hits
had a fantastic time going canoeing, on elephant safari (saw 3 rhinos), jungle walk, baby elephants and my favourite - elephant bathing. It is so much fun!! it is much more a case of the elephants bathing you though but it is incredibly fun
our evenings are spent watching the sun set over the river, have some fab photos which I managed not to delete (don't ask!)
not sure when I will next have internet access so don't worry if you don't here from me for a while!
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