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Top of the world – Everest, Nepal

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Got picked up a 7 am to drive to the airport for a plane ride over the Everest mountain range. As we flew along the stewardess pointed out mountains and eventually Everest which was handily marked by a huge plume of snow blowing from it’s summit.

As we got there an annoying chap sitting on the wrong side of the plane decided to nearly sit in my lap to take photos so the rather lovely stewardess took me into the cockpit to get a better view out of the side windows, which made an excellent ending to a long trip.

After such a good start the rest of the day was a little mundane – I had to sit in the Jet Airways office for hours whilst they tried to figure out how come I was holding a ticket when they’d lost all records of the booking. I was about to break and go to another airline when Expedia rang from the UK and got another passenger bumped from the full flight, so apologies to Mrs K Thompson, but I did book over 5 months before you.

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Since leaving London in 2006 I’ve travelled, worked, volunteered and lived in over 90 countries. Highlights so far would be driving along the Silk Road from Beijing to Istanbul, a complete circuit of South America and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Costa Rica. I’m currently back in Beijing, as a base to visit more of Asia and attempt to learn Mandarin.

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