Mom and dad are in the south of US, drinking whiskey. They seem to enjoy their trip!



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King's army

Toady we have introduced the Swedish game, Kubb, here in Nepal.
We call it King's army and we believe it to be a hit in both Nepal and India.
This is an outdoor game for all ages.
Leya is a natural and it's not thanks to me.


Stayed home

We never went to Gorkha. Went up at 4.20 am, but when the micro bus came to our stop in was full and they wanted to press in another 10 people.
I refused sitting with Leya in my lap, and a few Nepalese, for hours and hours on bumpy roads going up and down the mountains.



Tomorrow Leya and I are going to Gorkha with our family.
Spontaneous and exciting!


Today Tara gave birth to a baby girl! Congrats!
We are so happy to have a baby in the family!

Bolster cover

Found this amazing bolster cover in Pokhara.



Tomorrow we are going to Lakeside in Pokhara, with our Swedish friends for a few days vacation.

German buffet

Yesterday we ate a delicious German October fest buffet at Radisson Hotel.
Nicholas and Krishna are drinking beer.
Karina and I aimed for the dessert.



Our sweet princesses, Angel and Nani.

Vintage sari pile

Our Swedish visitor, Karina, is now living with us, since her husband is out trekking.
I took out all my saris on the terrace and it was appreciated by both us and the dogs.
Leya and Karina are sitting on the pile.
Karina fell asleep on the saris.


Swedish friends

Today our Swedish friends Karina and Christer are coming to Nepal for the first time.
Karina is originally a Facebook friend and we met the first time she and her daughter came to Delhi in February.
Here they are shopping at Sarojini Bazar in Delhi.


Felted slippers

My sister and neighbor, Beli, is drying felted slippers on her roof top.
A great Christmas present!



I've just started the Facebook page FreelancerNepal.
I hope to get information fast when something happens to tourists here in Nepal.
See the page here.


Vintage sari Kantha bedspreads

We sell these beautiful vintage sari Kantha bedspreads/throws.
Kantha means hand stitched long seams that makes the bedspread more special and unique.
See more photos here.


Today starts Leya's exams at her new school.
Five days and they start with English.


Plane crash in Kathmandu

Friday morning Nicholas woke me up and told me it had been a plane crash here in Kathmandu.
I took a taxi to the accident area and waded over the river to where the plane was located.
It looked like this.
The taxi driver helped me find eye witnesses and I wrote this article.
Plane crash Nepal 28 September

They were excited. Today it was a local football tournament on the other side of the Manohara River, the border between Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Bhaktapur.
Early morning, as soon as the sun was up, they crossed the river by foot, in knee high water, to practice.
Aeroplanes regularly fly over their house so it took some time for them to realize that something was wrong.
At 6.12 am local time, a small plane made a left turn over the house and came rushing towards the field where they were playing football.
Rose All Thapa, one of the eye witnesses says:
“We had to run for our lives. It felt as the plane touch our hair, it was that close. The pilot is a hero. He managed to save our house and all the poor peoples tin sheds around our football field.”
They immediately called the police.
“People were still alive after the crash. We couldn’t hear what they were screaming, but we could see that they were making panic gestures, screaming for help. We tried to throw buckets of water from the river on the fire, but it was hopeless.”
Rose is still in chock. He stumbles over the words and tries to recall what happened just a few hours ago.
“It took one hour for the police and the fire department to come and then it was too late.” He and his friends are watching the local news. They can’t believe what they see.
On the screen a massacred bird of prey is shown to the public. As far as the authority knows this bird is the direct cause of the horrific accident that took 19 lives, seven British citizens, five Chinese and seven Nepalese.
Rose says:
“Is it possible for one bird to make a plane crash? I can’t believe it!”
Rose and his friends want to roam around the burnt plane that after a few hours of turbulence is roped off to keep the curious spectators to stay of the ground and destroy evidence.
“I can’t believe we were going to play a tournament here today and instead 19 people died.”

This is Rose, in the blue shirt, and his friends.