Diary of a medical elective in Kathmandu.
- Day 3: Time to be a Tourist
- 5 hours ago
- Last night was another one typical of the hospitality here. We had a great dinner of rice, spices and vegetables, followed by much entertainment as we all - the four students here plus Bishop's nephews and nieces - played circle games. My disappearing hankie trick also made an appearance. To...
- A different medicine
- 09 July 2004
- An early start - I paid my hotel ($10) and took a taxi to Kanti Children's Hospital, where I met Tou Pin and was very glad to see a familiar face. We then taxied (10 mins, 50p) back to Bishop's, to find yet more hospitality awaiting. Above Bishop's family accommodation is a penthouse-like block...
- First Day in Kathmandu - wow
- 08 July 2004
- Right. I'm in Kathmandu. Still can't totally believe that. The last 48 hours have been amazing. The first two flights were delayed due to bad weather in London, but the service has been amazing! I fly quite frequently with EasyJet so I guess the experience of flying "with frills" is going to...
- 1 day to go
- 06 July 2004
- Today I realised that all the small things that I had stored up to do today, actually have to be done by this evening. Just wee tasks like transferring addresses into my notebook, making up a first aid kit and photocopying my passport... but it all takes time. This morning I tried phoning the...
- 2 days to go
- 05 July 2004
- 2 days to go until flying out of Glasgow. It's a mixture of excitement and cautious "have I got everything". Time will tell. Only concern is where to go once I arrive at Kathmandu airport... I presume the hospital but it will be early evening. I think a phone call to Nepal tomorrow is in order.
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