Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I am currently in Whangarei at my parents place for a few days and the weather here is lousy as well. Luckily they have a heat pump that keeps the place nice and warm.
Yesterday I collected my tickets from the travel agent and I have been slowly gathering the bits and bobs I need for my travels but apart from that it's all pretty quiet.

Saturday, July 05, 2008


It's freezing here in Auckland the thermometer hasn't gone above five degrees centigrade all day and half an hour ago there was a hail storm. Can't wait to leave for warmer climes.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Kathmandu Garden House

On arrival in Nepal I will stay a few days at the Kathmandu Garden House before venturing further afield. I have stayed here before and it's a well run place just outside Thamel. And while it's close enough to walk down to all the shops and restaurants it's far away enough to not be bothered by the rampant noise, especially at night when the badly played "live" music starts up.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


I received my flight conformations and the official itinerary is as follows;
Saturday Second of August leave Auckland for Bangkok.
Sunday the Third fly from Bangkok to Kathmandu.
Return on Wednesday 29 October from Kathmandu and connections going well be back in Auckland the next day at Twenty past One in the afternoon.
All my flights are on Thai Airways and were arranged by Rod from Holiday Shoppe in Whangarei who has been doing my flight arrangements in an impeccable manner for the last ten years or so.