Where the Yeti says goodnight

Once upon a time in the Dragon’s Kingdom there was a nun. She was living a simple life, far away in the mountains, concentrating most of all on prayers and meditation. One day when she was in the garden she heard a loud roar. She thought it was a wild animal and she hid in her house but the noise was getting louder and louder. Suddenly someone broke the window....

The dragon kingdom

The night was falling when we entered the village. The dzong (bhutanese monastery) was blurring in the last drops of the sunlight. Tempted by the beautiful view we decided to explore the surroundings. When we arrived nearby our destination it was all peaceful and quiet. Not a single person could be seen on the square so we started to climb the stairs assuming everyone went to the dzong itself. The...

Everest BC in practice

You keep on asking about the facilities during the trek, altitude sickness and if there were many people on the trail. There were a lot of people, however still less than in Polish mountains during the season. The altitude was something you definitely could feel above 4 thousands meters above sea level and the facilities varied depending on the place you stayed. The truth is that it really did not...

Everest BC – a diary

5:00 – It was extremely cold during the morning, so cold that I could not sleep. This plus a slight headache (first signs of altitude sickness?) resulted in me dressing up and going out of my bed. It was chilly outside, but the air was fresh and the sky was clear. I could see the clound in the valley. Two more ours and they hide the mountains. „I’d better take...

2074! – part 3

This is probably the last article about the Nepali wonders and my big surprises in this country. Tomorrow I depart for Everest Base Camp trek so probably there will be no possibility to stay in touch with you guys. Just enjoy the text! Slugs – in Nepali they are called „chiplokira”, which can be directly translated to English – “slippery bug” (I just love this language!). Slugs in Nepal are...

Time to say Goodbye!

It was Marie and Marianne that left first – two weeks together, yatzy, simultaneous coughing in the morning and long walks up to the Ghandruk temple while checking camera-traps. Lots of memories, such a good time! Then Phoebe left – my dear neighbour and the author of the funniest version of The Lion King movie made with Annapurna in the background. Lots of good moments together, some English classes and...

2074! – part 2

Nepal is getting more exciting and surprising with every single day I stay here. That is why I just couldn’t end with only one text about its wonders! Below you will find some more interesting facts about this country. Let’s just start! 9pm – before my trip to Ghandruk I used to go to sleep around midnight. After almost 3 weeks in Ghandruk I start yawning around 8pm! The majority...

Good morning Nepal!

Good morning Nepal! I think that all English blogs will be much shorter than my articles in Polish. First of all, translating everything into English would take me ages and whilst travelling it is a bit too long. Secondly, my sense of humor and wit is on much higher level in my mother tongue then in well-thought but not really well-know language of Brits (Hi Phoebe!) and Australians (Hello Harry!)....