I’m feeling better about life again. My back is still killing me but everything else has gone well. My seat is stitched, my stove works and I have food to get me through a couple of days on the bike. I spent much of the morning battling poor internet to join Workaway and contact my first potential host – a school in Kathmandu who is looking for a volunteer to help students practise their English. The opportunity comprises free lodging and food in return for up to five hours of work, five days a week. I am trying not to get my hopes up but it sounds like an ideal way to contribute to kids’ learning, have fun and rest my back, all the while placing me in an interesting city that will be exciting to explore.
In the early afternoon I headed out of the guesthouse to find lunch and pain killers. Fortunately, my guesthouse adjoins a hospital so a shop dispending medication is located just outside. Before I approached the counter, I got chatting to a guy who was standing around and it just so happened he was a doctor from the hospital. He advised me on what to get and even wrote some names for me to present to the shop. I came away with Aceclofenae tablets and Dicofenae gel, which is apparently much better than the ibuprofen or paracetamol I was going to get. I attempted to rest my back through the afternoon, then wandered down to the street to stock up on some more food. It’s likely going to be a couple of days before I pass through a place where I can restock my food supplies.
|Distance ridden today||0km|
|Total distance ridden||15,451km|