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2 November 2010

Poon Hill trek

Photos from our 5-day Poon Hill trek with Ann and John.


2 Responses to “Poon Hill trek”

  1. Ann says:

    It is a few weeks since we returned from Nepal but we were immediately immersed in work and trying to get our home in order after the builders departed.
    This is a bit late getting posted but we had a wonderful holiday in Nepal and would not have missed it for the world. Loads of thanks to M and M for organising it all as we would never have got around to it ourselves and would have missed out on so much. A special thanks to Maureen’ encouragement on the first day of the Annapurna trek which was a bit long and hot for us not so fit oldies!! We were all really relieved when the guides found us a lodge, even if it was bit basic.
    Maureen’s track record for having a hot shower was not very good either and became a standing joke. Hope you have moved on to some better facilities. I could go on and on as I have so many wonderful moments and found Nepal and its people very interesting. I wish we had had another week despite the sanitary arrangements. M and M have documented it very well and I would recommend this as a holiday destination. I suppose if you went on holiday for a rest then do not do this. If you want to get away from it all, be in the mountains, and see how lucky we are to live the way we do then this is a must and gives plenty of time for contemplation. Thanks again Matt and Maureen.
    We have been keeping up with M and M’s activities. Their bus ride to Kathmandhu had me roaring with laughter. Sorry that we did not see a rhino or tiger but as we were walking through the jungle with nothing but a pole for protection it was probably just as well. Those Mugger crocs were too close for real comfort. The bull elephant was a great sighting but with those tusks it was probably just as well we were at the top of the watch tower…
    Mind you the airport at Nelagunge from where we were catching the plane back to Kathmandhu left a lot to be desired and, as they did not speak any English and did not have a record of our booking I thought we were not going to get us on the plane. It was getting a bit stressy. With thoughts of having a stop over in an airport that had the least desirabIe facilities I have ever come across was something I did not want to dwell on.

    • shortclaws says:

      I’m glad you got back from Nepalgunj anyway! It’s funny how chaotic everything is in Nepal, and yet at the same time everything eventually tends to turn out alright.

      How was your final day? Did you see any sights or just relax? Raj said he met up with you again, so we know you got safely on the plane back home!

      Anyway, glad you enjoyed yourselves despite everything – you’ll have seen from our blog that we’re not entirely sure Nepal is our kind of place. It was good of you to come with us!

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