I had a wonderful time staying with Madan and is family. Today it came to an end as we left on his motorbike to drive to an army training centre. It was here that we were joined by half the school for a sports carnival. Several year groups battled it out in track and field events, the most impressive of which was a running race in which the kids had to keep a hula hoop spinning around their waist. Having had a few days away from the constant attention of students, I feel calmer entering school this week and I’m actually looking forward to being in front of a class again. I joined the students for the bus ride back to school, where I devoured tiffin in a hurry (I’d had no lunch and a very small breakfast) before going for a walk into the local neighbourhood in search of bananas. In the evening I hung out with Geoff and his two kids until dinnertime. Geoff is from America and is volunteering at the school for a few days before travelling through Nepal with his family.
In other news, I have had to solve a ‘problem’ with my Instagram account. When I turned on my phone in the afternoon, I discovered that I had 70 new followers and a new follower was joining my account every few seconds. Within minutes I had several hundred new followers. I started researching whether I’d been hacked but the followers seemed like genuine people. It took me a while, but I eventually worked out that someone with 90,000 followers had shared one of my photos. My follower count has nearly doubled in the space of a couple of hours (more than 600 new followers so far) and it is still going up as I prepare for bed.
|Accommodation||School at which I’m volunteering|
|Distance ridden today||0km|
|Total distance ridden||16,071km|