thanks for the birthday wishes. I spent my birthday in Kathmandu. There were nightly curfews for my first 4 days on my stay, but the King of Nepal rightly lifted the curfew so i could stay out and have a few beers. I'm in the Royal Chitwan National Park at the moment - trying to escape the strikes, curfews, protests and general unease in Kathmandu. Next stop Pokhara to chill out by the lake for a few days, then to Thailand - maybe!!!!!
I didn't single Hien out for a postcard from India, i sent them to everyone in my little brown book!!