Lucky Nicolai. First he gets a hotel job like this:
The staff would smoke throughout the day, around the prepared food, and even while preparing food. And when you’ve worked for hours without a break, while the majority of the staff are sitting around smoking and talking, it gets on one’s nerves. But it wasn’t the discrepancy of work. Perhaps it was the work hours which started at a meager 9.5 hours and by the 4th day had reached 13 hours …
Then he stumbles on this:
Rejoice! Freedom! Escape from a life of setting, serving, clearing, and cleaning 200+ tables twice a day amongst smoke-tinged Swiss jodelling music in a faceless black apron and zipper tie, drowning in incompetence. Kiss the snow. Hug the thin, dry smiling wind that drives from the west. I began work with the ski patrol the following day.
The pictures on his blog are smashing. How did I find him? Through his comment on my Sikkim post:
This may be slightly off topic, but is it possible to trek from Sikkim into Bhutan? or for that matter, into China? I’m currently planning a trek in Sikkim that will span a month, so any information would be helpful. Thanks!
Nicolai, thanks a lot for stopping by my blog. As for your query I am almost sure you can’t cross over to Tibet from Nathu-La, here is some more information on Bhutan and again it is not too good. But I am sure you will have a lovely time in Sikkim itself.
And I envy you for your job, and your pictures made me desparately want to visit Japan.