Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Namche Bazaar 12/08/08 Day 26

Day 26 (slide show)
I was told a couple of days ago we would get to rest and see the village of Namche Bazaar today but I guess not. Yesterday afternoon I overheard some folks talk of some kind of acclamation hike. That's probably a good idea for everyone except I need to make sure the blister on my heal doesn't get any worse. This has always been my problem when I go hiking. I've gone through many different boots but with no luck. We went hiking for about 5 hours to a pretty nice Japanese Tea House that they called the Everest Tea House I think. It was closed for the season except they did have coffee and snacks available. I had a good hike and my blister problem didn't seem to get any worse. I will have to find some way to stop this our it will stop me. The rain started at 1 to 2pm like clockwork. This is a good time for a short nap. It seems I´m spending a lot of time by myself. The Brits want to hang together, that's alright I guess. I wonder if the same guy went to all the tea houses to prepare the menu´s. They seem to be the written by the food supplier at the bottom. I would say that about 80% of the shops and tea houses are closed for the season. It would be nice to see the place a little more active but on the other hand the trail would be a lot more crowded. I think I like it the way it is or maybe just off the season so the peaks would be visible. My goal is to make base camp and that's what I paid for so seeing the peaks would be nice but I saw a lot of peaks in Pakistan. Our guide continues to be evasive and the asst. guides don´t seem to understand. I've asked several questions about the daily schedule or points of interest but don´t get a good response. I told them I have a hearing problem and they need to look at me when we talk but I don´t think they understand. There is one asst. guide who seems like he wants to help me figure out what´s up. Maybe he is trying to figure me out. I don´t have his name yet but I will get it.


Anonymous said...

Keep those pics and words coming. I am enjoying everyone of them! Sorry to hear about those cheeky Brits. What's their problem?! Were gearing up for Winter sports in the store. We will miss your ski expertise. Keep strong. Docmike

Pipeline Pirate said...

Hey Doc,
Good to here from you. I just left Insbruck, Austria the other day and stopped at a few ski shops. As we talked about before I left the prices here in Europe are extremly high. I will be in Prague soon and will catch up on my blog. you will see some prices. And the bikes You won´t believe it. (sorry bad keyboard again)