we arrived last night after a long trip from Italy...as we had to wait 8 hours in Abu Dabi we had a quick look around the city and trust me....you definitely don't want to live in a place like that! A city where the main shape you see is tall cubes with windows selling cloaths and cars, where the temperature is constantly around 40 C, and the view doesn't go further than 50 meters!
Therefore, we headed back to the airport quite quickly...at least there was air conditioning!
We arrived in Kathmandu in the evening and Chhongba was there, ready as usual to serve us in all our needs, although we didn't want more than a shower and a good sleep.
Today Marc and I woke up with unusual smells and sounds...oh it's true...we are in Kathmandu :-) we hadn't had the time to realize that yet, but it was a good feeling.
After breakfast the bargening immediately begun as we headed for the monkey temple by taxi.
It is a stunning huge Stupa (temple) on the top of a hill where you can have a great view of the entire Kathmandu Valley while monkeys jump all over around you!
We are feeling like kids in a playground full of toys. Kathmandu is very welcoming and people nice. We are concentrated on our objective, Ama Dablam. We went over the program with Chhongba and we managed to find 2 spare days to plan some rest during the trek, which is always good.
At the same time we are already speaking of new projects together... the team is working well as you can see. We are ready for it.
Tomorrow the scary flight to luka is expecting us to be at 5:30 am at the airport and than the real adventure begins!
netx update from Namche Bazar.