On June 23rd, I'll be flying out of Vancouver enroute to Kathmandu, Nepal to start a 3 month volunteer position at the Umbrella Foundation. The Umbrella Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is focused on rescuing, housing, and educating trafficked and destitute children.
I came to Thamel last night to get away and spend some time away from the other volunteers. I found a hotel for 500 rupees. Which is about $6.50 Canadian. It's not the Pan Pacific. It's pretty loud. My neighbor Luke seemed to be sleeping pretty soundly though as somebody was banging on his door and yelling his name for about half an hour this morning around 6am. The quieter noises were drowned out by the fan in the room. There wasn't any hot water last night, but I hope that isn't the case this morning. Not bad for the price. So the photos below are the view from the window. I'm on the fifth floor. Kinda reminds me of downtown Vancouver with the mountains in the background.