Woke up early to storm winds and heavy rain - the palm tree outside our window was bent nearly double! We spent the morning getting packed (our clothes were finally dry). On our way out to breakfast the rain had tapered off a little so we climbed to the roof of the hotel for the view - you could actually see the Himalayas (some of them anyway)! We had breakfast at our usual, the Pumpernickel Bakery, and then went for a wander. Amy continued her last minute shopping spree and was pretty successful. Back at the hotel I moved rooms - to a cheaper single - and then Amy and I caught a taxi to the airport. Her check-in was relatively painless and it looked as if her flight was going to leave on time so we hung out for awhile talking then she went through immigration to head back to India (and then home). I quickly caught a taxi back to Thamel.
Took my pile of books in to a bookstore and traded them for a couple new novels, then spent the rest of the afternoon writing in my journal (I was a few days behind), having pizza, and reading. In the evening I went to an internet cafe and spent two hours getting my journal updated, uploading nearly 100 photos from trekking and Nepal in general, and trying to do research into visiting Tibet. I failed to find any good information on getting in to Tibet so I went by Jen and Jamie's hotel and left a message for them to let me know what they had found out (they want to leave for Tibet in the next couple days and were going to have spent yesterday looking at various tour companies). Back at the guest house I sat in the patio and drank beer and read.