Long time no speak. I’ve arrived home safe and sound after being so close to being involved in the earthquake.
My flight was at 10am yesterday and Kathmandu airport was closed at 12pm.
I’m very grateful to be home. My comrades from the expedition are at Everest Base Camp and are thankfully safe.
I have a guide friend who I met 3 years ago when I trekked the Annapurna region, who lives in the hills in a village on the outskirts of Kathmandu.
I met up with him and his family on Friday, had a lovely day, his wife cooked a meal and I met his beautiful 4 daughters.
We walked into the village and went to a prayer area for Buddhists.
It was a very special day meeting with Hira and his family, and I’m praying that they are all safe.
I’ve tried ringing him but no answer.
I have many wonderful stories of this amazing adventure of a lifetime, but feel it’s inappropriate to tell them at this very sensitive and delicate time in the wake of the tragedy, so as a mark of respect will leave it for a while.
Thanks everyone for your kind words of concern when it was not sure what had happened to me. I’m very touched. Thank you x