Nepal – taking it easy

Our next plans involved a day of rest followed by another 4wd mission, his time to Jiri – about 180km dead East of Kathmandu.

A brief visit to the family home on the way home from the hospital. This is Sandhya's niece Kancha (actually means little boy) and her baby sister who is yet to be named.

A brief visit to the family home on the way home from the hospital. This is Sandhya’s niece Kancha (actually means little boy) and her baby sister who is yet to be named.

Unfortunately Jerome fell pretty ill and the day before we due to leave he ended up in Kathmandu International Hospital (KIH) for half the day.

Luckily the medication that he needed was available so he wasn’t admitted in as a patient and we left later on. KIH is the best hospital in Nepal but coming from Oz, it was pretty scary. Prescriptions were handwritten onto blank notepads and you could simply tell the pharmacist how much of each drug you wanted!

Prescription script hand written by the doctor on a blank piece of paper. Some without quantities.

Prescription script hand written by the doctor on a blank piece of paper. Some without quantities.

Nothing was really computerised. The hygiene was pretty damn poor but on the plus side Jerome’s doctor was great. He was very helpful and upon leaving he gave Jerome his personal email address and mobile number. Over the following few days he rang us to check in on him which is something I’ve never heard of! The consultation fee, urology and blood tests and medication fee cost about Aus $50. Jerome seems to be making a full recovery so we are very grateful.

There was no way that Jerome was fit to travel so we both stayed back along with his mum.
Sebastian and Sandhya went on to Jiri and we spent the next three days at Kirtipur Guest House chilling out and recuperating.

Mum and I chilling out on the balcony

Mum and I chilling out on the balcony

It turns out that our guest house totally rocks. We have a beautiful view of the mountains and fantastic sunrises and sunsets – all without even leaving our beds.

When the visibility is good it always makes for an amazing sunset.

When the visibility is good it always makes for an amazing sunset.

Ireen and I walked into Kirtipur each day and brought back momo and noodles for Jerome.

Mo mo our staple diet, cooked by the lady of the house Belku

Mo mo our staple diet, cooked by the lady of the house Belku

These two blokes sat on top of the truck lifting the low slung power lines. They used their shoes either on their hands or feet.

These two blokes sat on top of the truck lifting the low slung power lines. They used their shoes either on their hands or feet.

The house owners Belku and Babu brought meals up to our room so that we could eat with Jerome who was bed ridden.

DSC_0715 During the day we would sit in the sun on the balcony and watch the village life. Man we saw some crazy things!

The women work extremely hard in Nepal, this would have to be the biggest but not the heaviest load we saw some one carrying.

The women work extremely hard in Nepal, this would have to be the biggest but not the heaviest load we saw some one carrying.

In the evenings we played cards and watched movies. For the first time in ages we managed to totally chill out and it was actually just what we all needed.

This lady was carrying bricks all day back and forth the building site. We counted 22 bricks at once.

This lady was carrying bricks all day back and forth the building site. We counted 22 bricks at once.

This old bloke was just outside our window every morning feeding up his goats. We literally saw them grow day by day. The small patch they are in was mainly dope plants.

This old bloke was just outside our window every morning feeding up his goats. We literally saw them grow day by day. The small patch they are in was mainly dope plants.

Sipping on the local beers, what better way to kill time.

Sipping on the local beers, what better way to kill time.

A lady harvests the field outside our room, still not sure exactly what for.

A lady harvests the field outside our room, still not sure exactly what for.

The local kids have made the vacant block in front of the house their own football field. Some of the toddlers watch dreaming of the day when they can play with the big boys. Very cute

The local kids have made the vacant block in front of the house their own football field. Some of the toddlers watch dreaming of the day when they can play with the big boys. Very cute

Our hosts dog and their garden

Our hosts dog and their garden

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Nepal – taking it easy

  1. Colin Coppins

    Hope you feel better soon Jerome

  2. Poor Jerome please wish him well from us!

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