This third month started really colourful. The first of March the Holi Festival took place in Kathmandu. It is the Hindi Festival of colours and water. During the festival, people throw coloured powder around and paint other people’s faces with it and wish each other a Happy Holi. In the streets, the children are armed with waterguns and waterballons and wait for their victims to pass. The residents even throw buckets full of water down on the people passing in the streets, so you better have a watchful eye on the windows. 3 spanish volunteers and me spent the day in Kathmandu and had an awesome experience.

Back in the childrens home ot was business as ususal. But the more time I spent there the more the children impress me. They are very self-sufficient. One evening when it was dinner time, the staff was still in a meeting, so the older girls took over and everything just went as smooth as always.

 

Then at the end of this month I did my first trek: the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. During 7 days I hiked up to the Annapurna Base Camp and back down together with my guide Tika. On the way I met a lot of new people from all over the world. Though it was exhausting I had a lot of fun.

 

Until next month

 

Tom Hoffmann