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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013

Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Yesterday We were sitting in our lodge in Lukla when the sherpa woman sat down and had a little chat with us. She said that we should look at an alternate means if getting back to Kathmandu. 4-5 days of walking and then a day long bus ride or helicopter. She said the weather forecast did not look good and the monsoons - rain was coming.
We discussed it and decided that if the chopper ride was not too expensive we would do that.
The sherpa women at the lodge that we were staying at managed to secure us seats on a helicopter for just a bit more money than we would have spent at the lodges and then the bus ride....so it was an easy decision. We are now comfortable at the courtyard hotel with a shower, flush toilet and all the cold drinks we want!
This morning Domhnall was a princess and took a rickshaw ride instead of walking to his appointment.

Latter on we headed to the local spice market and just wandered around.   It was busy and crowded and just a lot of fun!!

We finished off the afternoon at the restaurant Fire and Ice where we enjoyed some brownies and ice cream.

 Now we have a large gathering at the hotel where the owner is cooking for us. Not sure what we are having but last night was a huge perfectly grilled steak with mashed potatoes. We are so glad that we flew out yesterday!!!!

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