Nepalese news

Keeping a weather eye on the situation in Nepal, and the FCO's latest statement says:

During this tense period other scheduled events such as 1 February anniversary of the King's takeover, 13 February anniversary of the People'’s War, and 19 February Democracy Day may be occasions for further political unrest and violence.

So, that'll be Feb 13, the anniversary of the People's War, when I land in Kathmandu, right? Hmmm...People's War, that's when the whole Maoist uprising started in 1996, isn't it?

Ah well, I wanted an exciting life and at least it isn't the tenth anniversary or anything. Oh wait...

Update: The Foreign Office is now advising against all but essential travel to Nepal up until Feb 8. Expect this will have implications of some sort or another...

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