Well I didn’t do too bad in the end today considering how bad my stomach was at the end of yesterday!
I didn’t venture very far from my room at all last night just downstairs to have an omelette which was alright and stayed in!
First thing this morning I loaded up on imodium and had another omelette (seeing as that was ok last night I thought it would be ok today!) I didn’t want to start the day the way I finished yesterday, which seems to have worked although I’ve not taken any chances and not stopped for anything to eat all day! At the end of the day I was pretty hungry and as soon as I’d found somewhere to stay I ate the packet of biscuits I’d been carrying all day!
I reached the Nepal/Indian border at about 2 o’clock and immediately stocked up on water and snacks, as I was half expecting to have to camp tonight, because not many places take plastic and with no cash I didn’t see an alternative!
As I went to the Nepalees immigration I got talking to a French guy who was coming the other way from India so I asked him what the money situation was like, a nightmare he said! Which is what I suspected! He said that there was a money exchange on this side and before I get my exit stamp I should try and change my money up there as you’ve got no chance on the Indian side.
Without delay I left the immigration office and headed back up the road. It was only about a 100 yards away and I don’t know how I missed it in the first place, but then maybe I was looking for the immigration office at the same time so didn’t spot it!
I managed to exchange my Nepalees rupees for Indian rupees and also some US $ which even the bloke in the booth said that I was being ripped off, but with no other choice what was I to do!
Once across on the Indian side I spotted one ATM that was open but it had a massive queue and all the others that I saw were all closed, so even though I was ripped off at least I had some cash!