07.05.2014 We arrived safely in Kathmandu after a long, sleepless flight! Kathmandu itself hasn’t changed it is a frenetic, noisy, chaotic as usual. However John did find us a quiet hotel in the Thamel region. It is called The Ambassador Garden Home. The staff are lovely and the lounge is great. The room is “ok” but certainly not “bad”. Today we walked to get our trekking permits ( which according to the local paper the government are not going to be issuing them from the 11th of May!) . We got lucky with that one (not so lucky with the Tibet visas of course). On our way back to the hotel we found a very peaceful garden to hang out in… The Kaiser Court. Fantastically quiet space.